It’s been a drab fall in the Inland Northwest.
Each year in late summer/early fall, Chinook travel more than 800 miles back from the ocean to scoop out gravel nests in the small streams of the central Idaho wilderness and deposit their eggs. Idaho Fish and Game biologists are literally hovering over the streams and taking notes.
Last year the Blue Mountain Land Trust (BMLT) Blues Crew signed a partnership agreement with the forest service to maintain the trails in the Horseshoe Prairie Nordic Ski Area.
As the end of the 2019-20 ski season ended with an abrupt door slam courtesy of COVID-19, some wondered if there would even be a ski season for 2020-21.
October 2020 has vanished, gone for good, never to return, thank goodness.
Union-Bulletin reader Karen Bury, her husband John and faithful dog Camper spent the week after Labor Day tent camping on the Washington side of the Chief Joseph Wildlife Area south of Asotin.
Eastern Washington blazes have consumed roughly a half a million acres of shrub-steppe habitat critical to species from amphibians to mule deer from Yakima north to Brewster and the Colville Indian Reservation.
Union-Bulletin reader Kathy Elsee captured a variety of dragonflies in her garden recently. Do you have an outdoors photo you’d like to see published in the U-B? Email images and information to email@example.com and they may appear in a future Panorama.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — Anglers are able to harvest coho salmon in the Grande Ronde River for the first time in 40 years, starting last Thursday.
COLUMN: A team of 12 volunteers with the Blues Crew led by Eileen Settle took a full day to build a 150-foot path in an area where it has returned through the last several years for improvements.
Two great trails restored, and a Nordic ski area prepped for the season.
A quail family enjoyed dust baths in Karen Bury’s garden, between the beets and the broccoli, during second week of August. The birds would hide under the broccoli for shade and drink from water collected on the leaves, Bury reported. The adult male and female took turns as lookouts on the a…
A 31-mile water route up Lake Pend Oreille stood out to stand-up paddleboarder Jason Hershey as a challenge reminiscent of the Hawaiian Islands where he used to live, work and play.
This summer, Brent Jacobs set and achieved a goal that relied as much on logistical planning as it did on conditioning, stamina and mental toughness.
Unbelievable as it seems, August 2020 is gone. The last few hours are passing as I write this column.
David Wolfe has the ability to see the bright side of things and to stay calm despite trying circumstances.
SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will delay until 2022 any proposed changes to archery elk season that would move Eastern Oregon seasons to controlled hunting only.
The Blues Crew is always seeking new trails and connections to add to the recreational opportunities in our community.
We were still miles from the Pack River takeout at Highway 200 north of Lake Pend Oreille when a crack of thunder prompted an emergency bivouac. A gale of nasty clouds was blitzing over the near horizon in a surprise assault on the Landers family’s canoeing trip.
ENTERPRISE, Ore. — Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has closed the Snake River spring Chinook fishery, while opening the fall Chinook harvest season beginning Tuesday.
WOW! is it ever hot on this last day of a very chaotic and COVID-19-soaked July.
SALEM, Ore. — Everyone can fish for free in Oregon on Saturday and Sunday.
Every summer, Sonja Rootvik trades the balmy comforts of her Walla Walla home for a primitive cabin on the tundra in Western Alaska. Here, nothing comes easy, and staples of civilization like regular sleep and showers are put on hold.
In 1854, near Judith Landing, Ferdinand Hayden found the first remains of a dinosaur in North America.
When John Jones and his crew at Half Yard Productions conceived a new television series on fossil hunting in the West, the hook turned out to be another iconic figure — cowboys.
Hard to believe that July 2020 is here, and this outdoor summer month will tick off the days as usual and, like June, they will pass very quickly.
Forrest Fenn’s hidden treasure may have been discovered in early June, but that hasn’t stopped fortune hunters from speculating about where it was hidden.
After three months of virtual schooling, the last thing you want is for your kids to spend the summer glazed over in Zoom.
SALEM, Ore. — Hunter education classes resumed in Oregon on Saturday, with safety measures in place to protect both students and volunteer instructors.
BILLINGS, Mont. — In the past two weeks, Billings therapist David McFarland believes he solved the Forrest Fenn treasure mystery.
“Never Cross a Bridge Before You Get to It”
SALEM, Ore. — Fish for free in Oregon this weekend.
OLYMPIA — The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to enjoy three free days at state parks in June.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — For Matt Gibbens, visiting Yellowstone National Park via the East Entrance when it opened on Monday was a “no brainer.”
We summited under a cobalt blue sky and a fierce spring sun. The steep snow-covered terrain eased, and we stood on a flat(ish) spot, about the size of a basketball court.
Above: Marilyn Hawkins captured an image of this bee with baby grapes. Left, bottom: Carolyn McCane saw a mother duck with her ducklings at Pioneer Park on May 1. Left, top: Ryan Rodgers said he couldn’t figure out why all the birds were gone from his backyard on Newell Street, and then saw …
Carolyn McCane saw a mother duck with her ducklings at Pioneer Park on May 1.
Ryan Rodgers said he couldn’t figure out why all the birds were gone from his backyard on Newell Street, and then saw raptor hanging out.
Outdoors activities are resuming under restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was a Tuesday night in early February when I boarded the bus in Cusco, Peru.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The departments of fish and wildlife from Oregon and Washington today set four more days of recreational salmon and steelhead fishing on the Columbia River.
“Life is real, life is earnest.” — The Bard
Now here’s a tweet I can get excited about. As the COVID-19 pandemic crawls along, I want to stay safe and stay home. I wonder what to do to break the monotony besides shredding the mail, picking up leaves one by one and watching the greatest games of the last 50 years on TV. The answer? Sta…
“You have to be a good driver to hit a chicken,” laughed Juan as he shifted into third gear; the hapless hen flapped away unscathed.
BILLINGS, Mont. — Reopening Yellowstone National Park is going to be a lot more difficult than it was to shut it down a month ago as the coronavirus pandemic spread.