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

Inland NW Trail & Outdoor News: Fall 2022

The Trailhead — Info and updates about trails and outdoor recreation around the Inland Northwest for Fall 2022.

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Tribal Fish Biologist Casey Baldwin, wearing a plaid shirt and orange life jacket, releases acustic tagged chinock salmon using a bucket to pour water and fish from a boat.

Tribes Help Salmon Return to Historic Habitat

Inland Northwest tribes, including Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and Colville Confederated Tribes, reintroduce chinook salmon to Columbia River.

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Woman smiling while kayaking on the Spokane River, looking back at her friend that's on a Stillwater brand stand-up paddleboard -- bridge over the river in the distance.

New Upriver Park Along The Spokane River

Upriver Park is a new 3-acre natural open space and public park providing recreation access to the Spokane River.

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Photo courtesy of ROW Adventures.

Keep the Spokane River Flowing

Because of rapid population growth, drought conditions, and other issues, citizens need to help keep the Spokane River flowing.

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Three mountain goats looking for vegetation to eat.

Inland NW Trail & Outdoor News: July-August 2022

The Trailhead: Information about trails and outdoor recreation around the Inland Northwest, including upcoming events and service projects.

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Two dead swans on the matted down, brown wild grass at the Harrison Slough, with marshy water in background.

Tundra Swan Mortality in Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Chain Lakes

Spring 2022 had a higher than usual deaths of tundra swans, who are prone to accumulate lead from the toxic mining legacy in north Idaho.

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View of the newly resigned and restored Beverly Bridge over the Columbia River, along the Palouse to Cascades Trail State Park.

Palouse to Cascades Trail Beverly Bridge Now Open

Beverly Bridge over the Columbia River reopened with new railing and decking—a redesign specifically for non-motorized trail use.

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Pink bitterroot blooms along the trail.

Inland NW Trail & Outdoor News – Spring 2022

May-June 2022 Inland Northwest trail and parks news, events, and other need-to-know info for eastern Wash. and northern Idaho public lands.

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Runners crossing the Don Kardong Bridge one mile after starting the Negative Split Half Marathon. Photo: Hank Greer

Centennial Trail Don Kardong Bridge Improvements

American Rescue Plan, Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, and Friends of the Centennial Trail combine funds for bridge improvements.

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