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As Washington public lands begin a patchwork reopening, outdoor advocates push for a unified message.
The coronavirus hasn’t stopped the first-ever census of the invasive yellow bush, which can displace forests and increase wildfire risks.
With 100-year floods occurring twice a decade, a dam could offer relief — or endanger salmon and ecosystems.
With proper precautions, moving houses is still allowed during the coronavirus shutdown.
Citing summer-peak crowds and an increase in injuries, the Pacific Northwest Region of the United States Forest Service limits access to recreation sites.
Inslee’s order makes exceptions for outdoor activities. But packed trails and at-risk rural communities suggest hikers should stay close to home.
When the community of Newcastle protected a critical salmon watershed, they didn't know state regulations would undermine them decades later.
Leases canceled from the Department of Natural Resources are hurting ranchers. But a new bill would compensate those forced off public land for more profitable uses.
Washington's rain isn't just gloomy — it's creating landslides that cut off rural communities. And as the climate warms, scientists warn they could get more frequent.