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Who Pays (and Doesn’t) for Public Lands?

Budgets for the federal land management agencies been declining for 20 years, impacting wildlife, recreation, and taxpayers’ wallets.

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Hiker atop the Kettle Crest Range looking out on the vast landscape.

Trailhead News: Projects, Public Lands Day, & Volunteer Events

Inland NW trail and conservation news for Sept.-Oct. 2021, including trail projects, Public Lands Day, volunteer projects and events.

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Spokatopia 2021 Canceled

Due to the rainy and cold weather forecast, with hypothermic risks and slick trail riding conditions, and the likelihood of more people packed close together under tents, we have made the tough but responsible decision to cancel Spokatopia. 

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5 Ways Out of a Running Rut

Bored with your regular running routine? Need different terrain, new trails, or new running buddies? Here are 5 remedies to get out of a rut.

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Sun Valley Selects 23 - (Cam McLeod) - Kaylin Richardson and Madison Rose at Sun Valley, filming "Winter Starts Now." // Photo courtesy Warren Miller Entertainment, photo by Cam McLeod.

72nd Warren Miller Film Debut

Warren Miller Entertainment’s 72nd feature film, “Winter Starts Now,” arrives at Northwest theaters in Oct and Nov. 2021.

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View of Bead Lake below from a rock cliff overlooking the Colville National Forest in NE Washington.

Kaniksu Connections Project Planned in NE Washington

Learn about the Kalispel Tribe’s Tribal Forest Protection Act project, called the Sxwuytn-Kaniksu Connections or “Trail” Project.

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National Park Service patch, brown with green pine tree and snowy mountain peak, on the sleeve of a park ranger.

First Native American Nominee to Head National Parks

Chuck Sams, member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation and U.S. Navy veteran, would be the first Native American to lead the National Park Service.

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Get Trail Suggestions For Your Next Hike From WTA

Guest Editorial by Loren Drummond, WTA digital content manager Seattle, Wash. As a nonprofit organization, everything we do at Washington Trails Association—including how we use …

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Dirt trail traversing a hillside, with yellow, orange, and purple wildflowers along the sides.

Celebrate Public Lands Day at Saltese Uplands (Sept. 25)

Inland Northwest Land Conservancy will host a birding hike, stewardship projects, and guided bike ride on Sept. 25 at Saltese Uplands Conservation Area.

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Woman ready to ride a mountain bike from the demo bike area at Spokatopia.

Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival Adapts to COVID

The Inland Northwest’s only outdoor adventure festival moved to Saturday, September 18 this year in hopes that the COVID public health situation would be improved, …

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