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Sage Hills Reopening Delayed to Protect Mule Deer, Trails

The popular hiking and biking trails in Sage Hills and Horse Lake Reserve in the Wenatchee Foothills won’t be opening April 1 like usual – April 5 is the now the tentative reopen date. The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and Chelan PUD decided to delay the reopening to help wildlife and trail conditions. Chelan County also…

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Annual Road, Trail Closures In Wenatchee Foothills Start Today

Annual trail and road closures in the Wenatchee Foothills ensure many of our area’s trails remain in good shape through the winter and protect wildlife habitat. But since many of us just have to get out and recreate this winter, there are still plenty of options. Marcus Bellissimo reports.

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Sage Hills, Horse Lake Trail Closure Starts Friday, Dec. 1

Enjoy Sage Hills and Horse Lake trails today and tomorrow, because on Friday the popular hiking and biking areas close for the winter. Each year from December 1 to April 1, the closure area includes all lands owned by Chelan PUD and Chelan-Douglas Land Trust located between Number 1 Canyon and Horse Lake Road, including…

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Outdoor Report – Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

In this week’s KOHO Outdoor Report, Dan Langager talks with Hanne Beener, Trails Program Manager at the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, about the annual winter closure of Sage Hills and Horse Lake trails in the Wenatchee foothills. Beener said the closure is essential for trail conservation and winter forage for mule deer. Beener also talks about their…

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Seasonal Sage Hills Closure for Mule Deer Starts Tomorrow

The Chelan County Public Utility District, in conjunction with the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife will once again coordinate the seasonal closure of the Sage Hills Trails area tomorrow. The beaten paths west of Wenatchee are a popular spot for recreationists, but are also a favorite grazing spot for…

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Outdoor Report – Chelan-Douglas Land Trust

Hanne Beaner, Trails & Stewardship Coordinator at the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, joins Dan in the KOHO Outdoor Report to talk about the seasonal closure of Sage Hills and now Dry Gulch from Dec. 1 to April 1, trails remaining open during the winter months and major improvements to Saddle Rock to start in the spring.

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Mule Deer Numbers Up, Sage Hills Remains Closed

Von Pope, Wildlife Program Manager with the Chelan PUD, talks current mule deer migrations into lower elevations as new vegetation pops up and the importance of staying out of closure areas during the month of March.

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