Thrive Outdoors

Young hikers on Scotchman Peak

Local Treasures with Pia: Scotchman Peak

Teaching goats and people to share a mountain

Shovel, gardening gloves, and a newly planted tree outdoors

Growing best practices with the Spokane Arena

Utility-friendly tree upgrades coming soon to Boone Avenue

Perched bald eagle in snow at Lake Coeur d'Alene

Helping regional wildlife thrive

Avista began monitoring bald eagles as a component of the Spokane River Project license issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2009.

Waterfall surrounded by greenery at the North Umpqua Trail

On the Oregon Trail: North Umpqua Trail

Each segment of the North Umpqua Trail system has so much to offer

Woman outdoors on horseback, smiling for a photo

Local Treasures with Pia: Horseback rides in Riverside State Park

The saying goes that the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a person. If you don’t have a horse at home, then consider going on a trail ride with True West Trail Rides.

Closeup of orange flowers on a farm

Local Treasures with Pia: South Spokane Farm Corridor

Cynthis Beaulaurier grows flowers all year on her Little French Farm just south of Spokane. She’s part of the South Spokane Farm Corridor, a network of more than 20 small farms just a few minutes south of Spokane.