Trail & Conservation News

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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