Trail & Conservation News

Sepia-tone photo of traditional Kalispel Tribe canoe and two people sitting inside with fishing rods in the water.

Kalispel Tribe Reclaims Historic Lands

The Kalispel Tribe was gifted the Pack River Delta property by The Idaho Club reclaiming a portion of their traditional homeland.

Fly-fisherman holding a wild steelhead in the water.

Snake River Salmon Initiative Gains Support

By Sam Mace Spokane, Wash. In 2021, Washington Senator Patty Murray and Governor Jay Inslee acknowledged the serious salmon and steelhead crisis in the Snake …

Landscape view of Lake Spokane, with puffy clouds in the blue sky, and tall dried grass and evergreen trees between the photographer and lakeshore.

New Conservation Land At Lake Spokane

Inland Northwest Land Conservancy and Avista worked together to conserve 526 acres on the north shore of Lake Spokane.

Young mountain biker riding along a singletrack trail through the forest with sunlight coming down between the trees.

New “Keep Washington Evergreen” Initiative

New legislative initiative “Keep Washington Evergreen” aims to conserve 1 million acres of working and natural forests by 2040.


Ride the New Velo Tout Terrain Trails

Pend Oreille Pedalers aim to raise $30,000 for additional trail building at the new Velo Tout Terrain Trails in Dover, Idaho.

Sunset on the horizon of the hillside with view of the Little Spokane River in the Waikiki Springs natural area. Trees and bushes in the meadow alongside the river.

Aster Trail Completed at Waikiki Springs Preserve

The new Aster Trail was completed at Waikiki Springs Nature Preserve, in northwest Spokane, and two more trails are under construction.

Mineral Ridge above Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Trailhead News: Improvements & Upcoming Events – Winter 2022

The Trailhead: Latest updates, for Jan.-Feb. 2022, about trails and outdoor recreation around the Inland Northwest. Column by Holly Weiler.

Photo of a man cross-country skiing with mountain peak in background.

Trailhead News: Sno-Park Permits, Library Snowshoes, & More

Inland NW trail and conservation news for Nov.-Dec. 2021, including Sno-Park Permits, trail improvement updates, and Library Snowshoes.

A mountain biker riding on a singletrack trail and over boulders on Beacon Hill.

More Land Protected At Beacon Hill for Mountain Biking

Spokane County Conservation Futures Program protects more property in the Beacon Hill mountain biking system for public use.

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