Trail & Conservation News

Trail building volunteers holding pulaski tools as they work at Mount Spokane.

Mount Spokane Summit MTB Trail Nearly Complete

The Upper 290 mountain bike trail at Mount Spokane State Park is slated to officially open in summer 2022.

Woman at the tree planting event holding a shovel.

2,000 Trees & Shrubs Planted In Spokane

At the Reforest Spokane 2021 event, trees and shrubs were planted by volunteers at the new wildlife corridor Rimrock to Riverside.

Woman running on the Centennial Trail in Spokane, with a few of trees and the Spokane River in the background.

Big Improvements On Spokane’s Centennial Trail

Two maintenance and upgrade projects on Spokane County’s Centennial Trail improved access, safety, and connectivity.

Majestic views of the Cabinets, pristine beaver habitat, and native plants make this place special. Grassy meadow with a few conifer trees and snowcapped peaks in the far distance.

Local Land Conservationists Protect Open Spaces

Private land owner conservation champions and non-profit organizations work together to protect former working forests and ranchlands from development.

Mountain vegetation overlooking large mountains.

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.

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.

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.

Healing Hooves goat shepherds standing near the fence enclosure with their grazing goats on Spokane's High Drive Bluff.

Goats Graze The Bluff

Friends of the Bluff partnered with Healing Hooves for goat herd grazing that reduced fire risk on Spokane’s High Drive Bluff.

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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