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Leave No Trace, updated for the digital era

By Jason D. Martin In 2014, a bandit was on the loose in our public lands. For 26 days, this bandit raced through seven national...

Spring 2019 photo gallery

   

Bird Watching for Beginners: A convenient way to connect with nature

By Oliver Lazenby  |  Photos by Eric Ellingson Birds are the living descendants of dinosaurs, heralds of seasonal change and wanderers in a global ecosystem....

Whatcom Land Trust purchases 1,400 acres in the South Fork Nooksack...

Whatcom Land Trust just announced that it purchased 1,400 acres of riparian forest and uplands around Skookum Creek, a major tributary of the South...

The Secret Life of Wolverines

Skiing scientists are tracking the Cascadian carnivore Story by Sophia Rouches | Photos by David Moskowitz When people hear the word wolverine, the sharp-clawed X-men character usually...

Wild and Scenic: The campaign to protect the Nooksack River

Story by Jacqueline Thompson | Photos by Brett Baunton Westbound water, trickling from icy blue glaciers and building into the mighty Nooksack River, flows in...

Bag It Up: Help keep the backcountry permit-free with responsible poop...

By Jason D. Martin Poop. Yep. That’s right. Poop. That’s what all the cool kids are talking about these days. Or perhaps, more specifically, the cool...

BelleWood Distilling

Story and photos by Pat Grubb Every school kid growing up knows the story of Johnny Appleseed and how he wandered around Ohio, Pennsylvania and...

A national park of roadless wilderness

“What wilderness we decide to save within the next critical decade or two of decision-making will be all we will ever have. Probably it...

Dream job: Local authors pair beer and hiking trails

By Oliver Lazenby Five years ago, Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood noticed a lack of travel guides that combined their favorite things – hiking trails...