All mushrooms are not created equal. Many of the foraged variety, in fact, can turn out to be quite toxic to the untrained eye. Identifying what could be a tree oyster growing on a stump or an imposter that looks just too good to be true, is a honed skill. The mysteriousness that shrouds mushrooms
There’s more to providing world class recreational opportunities than bringing people to Washington’s stunning mountains, rivers, and forests. Visitors need amenities: well-built trails, campsites, and trash collection facilities. Some less considerate visitors need cleaning up after, so that others can enjoy a natural landscape free of garbage or graffiti. The larger the public lands, the
The US House of Representatives has just passed legislation to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as National Heritage Area! To become law, the bill now needs to be passed by the Senate.
Trailhead Direct expands bus service to Mailbox Peak Trailhead. Plan your ride to the trailhead today!
Recently, a local team of volunteers joined forces with the Greenway Trust and USFS to repair the Sculpture Rock Trail out of Swauk Campground. This is just the first of many projects that will focus on giving much needed TLC to trails in the Upper Yakima Basin.
The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) opened its new 17-mile Raging River State Forest mountain bike trail system in May. The highly anticipated opening was able to kick off the summer outdoor recreation season, thanks to a dedicated team from DNR, the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Puget Sound Corps members, and devoted community
A major landslide has closed a popular trail in the Middle Fork Valley. The culprit? Rain and an ancient lake.
For the first time since 2014, the U.S. House’s Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on designation of the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area. This is a critical step towards achieving designation before the end of this year.
Tackling climate change requires a new toolkit of tactics. So, we’re trialing a new habitat restoration method designed to increase resiliency to climate change for Western Washington forests.
The bus service to local trailheads is expanding this summer! Beginning April 21, shuttles will run from Seattle’s Mt. Baker Transit Center to the Issaquah Alps, with more expansions to Mt. Si and Mailbox Peak coming soon.