Nature

A group of pelicans on a submerged tree on lake.

Where to See Wildlife At Inland NW Lakes

Learn which Inland Northwest lakes to visit for a chance to see moose, mountain goats, bald eagles, and unique waterfowl,

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Man holding a redband trout with two hands, one hand under the belly and another at the tail.

Fly Fishing & Catching Your First Redband Trout

Advice on how to fly fish on the Spokane River from Spokane Tribe Fish Biologist Conor Giorgi and Silver Bow Fly Shop Owner Sean Visintainer

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Man holding a redband trout with two hands, one hand under the belly and another at the tail.

Spokane’s Native Redband Trout

Redband trout are the iconic fish of the Spokane River. Learn about the environmental challenges and conservation collaborations in this Nature column by Adam Gebauer.

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Pileated woodpecker, with its iconic red Mohawk and white striped head, soars among trees.

Close Encounter with a Pileated Woodpecker

If you spend enough time in natural areas you will probably have a chance encounter with wildlife, where you share an intimate moment in the life of that species. I recently had an impactful meet up, or near literal impact, with the largest woodpecker in North America.

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Snowshoe Hare hopping through snow.

The Snowshoe Hare

A quintessential winter wildlife species, the snowshoe hare is especially adapted to snowy landscapes. Learn more about them in the Nature column.

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A wolverine animal walking through the snow.

Saving Wolverines

In October the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service denied protection for this species under the Endangered Species Act. Many conservation organizations including Earthjustice and Conservation …

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A wolverine animal walking through the snow.

The Elusive Wolverine

Feisty and elusive, less than 300 wolverines live in small isolated pockets of Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming and NE Oregon.

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A cougar in a tree with a radio collar.

Tracking Cougars in Washington

Mountain lions are one of the most elusive animals in North America.  Chances are if you spend time in the wilds you have rousted a …

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A close-up of a white flower.

Finding Camas Flowers

Each spring the wet meadows of the Pend Oreille River Valley explode with the purple-blue blooms of one the regions’ most culturally important plants, common camas. Common …

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