Internationally acclaimed mountaineer and author of “Paddling the Columbia: A Guide to All 1,200 Miles of Our Scenic & Historic River,” John Roskelley will lead a kayak tour of the Hanford Reach segment of the Columbia River. The tour will take paddlers 19 miles from Vernita Bridge, past the iconic Hanford reactors, to the White Bluffs WDFW Boat Launch. Depending on the speed of the water, the trip will take 5 to 6 hours.
Paddlers must have some kayaking experience, and must be 18 or older.
The Lands Council is partnering with Friends of Scotchman Peak to help the USFS build new trail at Ross Creek Cedars. We are seeking volunteers to assist with rebuilding/restoring a section of trail in the beautiful Ross Creek Cedars.
Friday, August 2nd: Camp at Bad Medicine Campground in Kootenai National Forest
From Troy, follow Hwy 2 east for 3 miles to the junction with Hwy 56. Turn and follow for 21 miles to the south end of Bull Lake and Ross Creek Cedars road 398. Follow 398 for approximately 2 miles to the campground.
Saturday, August 3rd: Trail Maintenance
We will join the Three Rivers Ranger District to rebuild the crossing on Ross Creek Trail #142 at the intersection with South Fork Ross Creek Trail #321. Energy level permitting, we can also hike and explore the area. For those eager and full of energy, the challenge of Scotchman Peaks awaits on Sunday.
Camping available Saturday night in Heron, MT.
No experience necessary. All tools required for trail work will be supplied.
Sign Up for Trail Maintenance project: http://www.scotchmanpeaks.org/event/ross-creek-crossing-at-the-south-fork/
For more information on camping, contact Chris Bachman: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Free Parks Day in the great outdoors! Join The Lands Council for an old growth hike on Mount Spokane. Enjoy a beautiful hike and learn about The Lands Council’s advocacy in the area. We will meet at the trail head at 9:00 am and we will start on the trail at 9:15 am.
Hike Difficulty: Moderate (0 - 500 ft Elevation Gain); 6-8 Miles
At the first hairpin turn on the Summit Road, park in the lot near the sign that says Upper Kit Carson Trail. Keep your eye out for our sign. You have to be on the Summit road to get on this hike. Do not go to the LOWER Kit Carson trail, make sure it says UPPER.
Parking is limited, so please carpool if possible.
Save the date for the rooftop party of the year! We are throwing you - the future leaders, supporters, and activists in our community - another Brewftop Party. This party will catch you up on what The Lands Council does for our regional environment, why it is important, and how you can get involved.
Do you know who The Lands Council is? Know what we do to protect our local Inland Northwest environment? No? Well you should! Let's share a beer and eat some food, so you can get to know us.
Love the Spokane River? Join over 600 folks from across our region in the annual 16th Annual Spokane River Clean-Up on Saturday, September 14th.
Each year, the trash tallies grow as more and more volunteers show up and cover more and more areas along the Spokane River shoreline. A growing list of groups and organizations – like high schools, churches, whitewater groups, service clubs and others – sign up too. The Clean-Up is a great way to give back to the community and beautify the river.
Whether you’re a first-timer or an experienced picker-upper, you’re invited to join the fun. This year’s event is planned to cover locations in the Spokane Valley, University District, the Downtown River Gorge area around Peaceful Valley, High Bridge Park, and People’s Park.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Save the date for a Trail Maintenance Party with Washington Trails Association at Mica Peak in Spokane.
We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary.
Project Description: We will rehabilitate existing sections of trail which will include tread restoration, drainage work, narrowing old roads to single track and brushing. We will also be constructing brand new trails to create loop opportunities across the mountain.
Hiking Information: Hike length could be up to 2 miles round trip on rolling to hilly terrain.
8:30 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine
8:35 AM: Gather for a safety briefing, then hike to the project site
Morning: Work at your own pace, and take breaks throughout the day
12:00 PM: Lunch on the trail
Afternoon: Consider trying a new task before wrapping up the day's work
3:30 PM: Sign out after enjoying refreshments at the trailhead
For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed.
Stay tuned for more information from Washington Trails Association.
Join the Lands Council and Dishman Hills Conservancy on a hike at Stevens Creek. Enjoy an easy-going, beautiful hike and learn about the history and future vision of conservation at Dishman Hills and The Lands Council’s restoration projects. We will meet at the trail head at 9:30 am and we will start on the trail at 9:45 am.
Hike Difficulty: Easy (0 - 500 ft Elevation Gain); 3 - 5 Miles
Stevens Creek Trail Head (9102 S Stevens Creek Rd)
Head east on the Palouse Highway; after about 9 miles, turn left onto Stevens Creek Road which runs for two miles and ends at the trail head. There are signs along the highway for the trail head as well.
Join us at The Lands Council for an Open House on Friday, July 19th from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on the Saranac Rooftop (25 West Main Avenue).
Meet the staff and board members that make up The Lands Council and learn more about our programs and work protecting and revitalizing the Inland Northwest forests, water, and wildlife.
Light drinks and snacks provided.
Make plans now to attend the Kettle Range Rendezvous will be held at the Lambert Creek Campground, July 12, 13 and 14.
This campground can be reached from SR 21 west of Sherman Pass - at the junction of SR 21 & 20 and the Cennex Station 2.8 miles east of Republic, travel north 9 miles to Lambert Creek Rd (Road 546) and then east for 6 miles take the left branch where the road Y’s and on to FS 2156, go 1.2 miles to the campground. Lambert Creek Campground has picnic tables, outhouse and lots of camping space.
Hikes will include Marcus Trail, Midnight Trail, Lambert Trail and potentially a whitebark pine hike to Wapaloosie and back to Marcus Trail.
Find more information here: http://www.kettlerange.org/
"Working the Wilderness: Early Leaders for Wild Lands tells true stories about four men and one woman who established how to work in and be in the wilderness. They were guides for protection of wilderness and for the protectors who followed them. Their lives were immersed in service to wild land and the American People. They worked for the U.S. Forest Service, centered in the vast Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of Idaho and Montana. Three were active before and after the Wilderness Act of 1964. The younger two came in at the beginning of the modern wilderness era. They all adapted skills of the pioneers to the new land designation. Their stories celebrate heroes for the enduring resource of wilderness and point to the future to keep their legacies thriving."
Find more info on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2326244100952838/