Bird enthusiasts plan trip to Mann Lake
The Canyon Birders will lead a short field trip at Mann Lake near Lewiston Saturday to look for shorebirds.
Those interested in attending Saturday’s hike can meet at the lake’s boat ramp parking area at 8 a.m. Binoculars and spotting scopes will be available.
Digital kiosks installed at national forest sites
KAMIAH — The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest has installed the first digital kiosks, known as Electronic Tour Sites, associated with the forest’s new Historic Routes Project.
The first two kiosks were installed at Lolo Pass Visitor Center, located off of U.S. Highway 12 at the Idaho-Montana state line, and at Lochsa Lodge at Powell. The kiosks highlight the history and recreational opportunities available on three historic routes on the forests. According to a U.S. Forest Service news release, kiosk visitors can download a variety of multimedia content onto their personal mobile devices in remote locations where there is no Wi–Fi or network connectivity. Visitors can then access the information, whether there is cellphone service or not.
Downloadable content includes photographs, maps, podcasts, videos and brochures about the history of the region and nearby recreational opportunities. Content at each digital kiosk is unique and specific to its location. Once the information is downloaded, visitors can refer to maps, watch videos and view historic photos of the areas they are visiting as they continue their visit through the forest.
Additional kiosks are scheduled to be installed across the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest along the historic routes and in nearby communities.
Portion of shooting range will close Saturday
LAPWAI — The shotgun trapshooting area and the six-bench portion of the Lewis-Clark Wildlife Club shooting range near here will be closed for a class reunion Saturday. The 18-bench side of the range will be open to the public.
Hunter Bench Rest state championship match planned July 28 at range near Lapwai
LAPWAI — The Lewis-Clark Wildlife Club will put on the Hunter Bench Rest Idaho State Championship at its range near here starting at 7 a.m. July 28.
The competition involves shooting one shot at each of five bull’s-eyes on one target, for record. There is a sixth bull’s-eye on each target for sighting in. All shots must be made within a span of seven minutes. Shooting will be done from existing benches at the range. Targets will be at 100 and 200 yards. Six targets per shooter will be shot at each range, including one for warmup and five for score. Prizes will be awarded to competitors.
Hunter rifles must be .24 caliber or larger, and telescopic sights must be a fixed 6-power. Muzzle brakes are not allowed. Hunter bench-rest class has additional rules pertaining to weight, size and action type, and questions may be directed to match director Paul Gylling at (509) 397-3094 or (509) 553-1118.
The range will be open for bench-rest competitors at 7 a.m. For all noncompetitors, the range will be open at the usual 9 a.m. The 18-bench side of the range will be reserved for the exclusive use of competitors. Noncompetitors will be allowed to shoot at distances up to 100 yards from the 6-bench side.
For nonmatch shooters there will be 10 cease-fires of 15-22 minutes, one of 45-50 minutes and one lasting 35-40 minutes, during and after the match, which will last until at least 2:30 p.m.
The range can be reached by turning east on Tom Beall Road off of U.S. Highway 95, 1 mile north of Lapwai, and proceeding up the road about 4.5 miles.
Hiking group plans outing near Bovill on July 27
BOVILL — The Lewis-Clark Valley Hikers will lead a 5-mile loop-hike on the Feather Creek Trail near here July 27.
Those interested in joining the outing can meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8 a.m. for carpooling.
Noted adventurer to speak, sign books at event at Lewiston City Library later this month
National Geographic Adventurer of the year Jennifer Pharr Davis will speak and sign books from 5-7 p.m. July 27 at the Lewiston City Library.
Pharr Davis has logged more than 14,000 miles of long-distance trails on six different continents, including the Appalachian Trail, where she set a record for speed in 2011. She has written articles for the New York Times, Outside magazine, Backpacker and Trail Runner and has been featured in the Washington Post, NPR’s “Talk of the Nation” and the “CBS Early Show.”
She will be sharing slides and stories, answering questions and signing copies of her new book “The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience.” Copies of her latest book and earlier volumes “Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail” and “Called Again: A Story of Love and Triumph” provided by Book People of Moscow, will be available for purchase.
Pharr Davis and her husband, Brew Davis, will lead a walk at 4 p.m., before her talk, starting from the library and along the Lewiston levee.
Wildlife commissions’ meeting on Columbia River salmon management open to the public
SALEM, Ore. — The public is invited to attend a meeting of members of the Washington and Oregon fish and wildlife commissions to discuss next steps in the review of salmon management on the Columbia River.
The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 in the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Room, at 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, in Salem.
Public comment will not be taken at the meeting.
The Joint-State Columbia River Fishery Policy Review Committee, made up of members from each state’s commission, is working to find common ground for jointly managed fisheries and emphasizes having concurrent regulations in these jointly managed waters.
The group began meeting in January, and three additional meetings have been held. Materials from previous meetings can be found at https://wdfw.wa.gov/about/commission/joint-policy-review-committee.
The Aug. 1 meeting will include an overview of Columbia River fishery management, progress to date from the past meetings, and discussions on ways to improve policy and regulatory concurrence between the two states in 2020 and beyond.