Outdoors

Volunteers spruce up Whipple Creek Regional Park

By Stover E. Harger III December 21, 2014 6 a.m.

When Anita Will saw what vandals had done to the remains of the historic stone grist mill at Whipple Creek Regional Park, her heart sank.

Is Gorge commission still relevant?

By Eric Florip December 21, 2014 6 a.m.

Dwindling funding and staff have limited agency's ability to process development requests, perform other duties

Winter is cheap, peaceful at cabins on Camano Island

By TAN VINH, The Seattle Times December 20, 2014 6 a.m.

CAMANO ISLAND — There was talk of a splashing storm on the horizon, with a sunny morning masking the stiff winds to come. And still I came. I visited Cama Beach State Park in late November, well past the season of beach balls and sandals.

Mount Hood Meadows plans Saturday brewfest

December 19, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Ski area also plans to catapult pineapples in effort to chase away warm winter weather pattern

States adopt winter sturgeon season for Bonneville pool

By Allen Thomas December 18, 2014 11:18 a.m.

Angling will be open daily Jan. 1 through March 1 or until catch guideline is filled, whichever comes first; winter success rates were poor in 2013, 2014

Spring chinook forecast: Mediocre outlook in Willamette, Cowlitz

By Allen Thomas December 18, 2014 6:06 a.m.

Kalama, Lewis rivers likely to have fishing restrictions again due to weak runs

Winter steelhead kelts make Swift Reservoir home

By Allen Thomas December 18, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Sportsmen occasionally catch fish which are attempting to recover and make another spawning run

Fishing report 12/18

By Allen Thomas December 18, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Coho count at Cowlitz Hatchery exceeds 100,000 for year; researchers capture handful of smelt in lower Cowlitz

Hunters with Oregon deer, elk tags need to report activity

December 18, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Failure to provide agency with a report will result in $25 penalty in 2016

Gifford Pinchot National Forest snow report

December 18, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Winter recreation areas in Southwest Washington's backcountry still waiting on the weather

Outings

December 18, 2014 6 a.m.

Hiking, cycling, kayaking and other outings offered by local organizations

Forest Service to offer 600 temporary jobs

December 16, 2014 4:46 p.m.

First application period will be Jan. 6-12 for positions in fire suppression, trails, recreation, wildlife, engineering, timber, fisheries and botany

Clark-Skamania Flyfishers to offer spring tying class

December 16, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Six-session course in Vancouver scheduled in March and April

Poachers at central Washington lake net 377 fish

By RICH LANDERS/Spokane Spokesman-Review December 15, 2014 9:30 a.m.

Whitefish staging in shoreline areas become vulnerable to illegal fishing

Big game scoring: Tales of the tape

By ERIC BARKER/Lewiston Tribune December 13, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Scorers say all animals are trophies and the real measure of a successful hunt are the memories