Outdoors

Bonneville Dam count 5/29

May 29, 2015 6:30 a.m.

Fish count and water conditions at Bonneville Dam

Free boat safety checks slated Saturday

May 29, 2015 6:20 a.m.

Inspections will be in parking lot of New Heights Church

Work planned at Dog Mountain trailhead

By The Columbian May 29, 2015 6 a.m.

Planned safety improvements at the popular Dog Mountain trailhead along state Highway 14 will restrict parking in the area starting today, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Shellfish harvests banned in Hood Canal due to toxin levels

By Associated Press May 28, 2015 10:41 a.m.

BREMERTON, — Kitsap County health officials have closed shellfish harvesting in Hood Canal from the Bangor naval station south to the Mason County line due to high levels of marine toxins.

Bonneville Dam fish count 5/28

May 28, 2015 6:40 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

North Lewis fish pond problem: Too much iron

By Allen Thomas May 28, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Muddy River spring chinook acclimation channel can't be used in salmon reintroduction effort

Columbia River fishing report May 2015

May 28, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Spring chinook angling waning; Goose Lake stocked with cutthroat, rainbow trout; shad return behind schedule

Weyerhaeuser expanding access fee program

By TOM PAULU/Longview Daily News May 28, 2015 6:03 a.m.

Timber company adds acres, bumps up price to use its Southwest Washington lands

Owens named new supervisor of Gifford Pinchot National Forest

May 28, 2015 6:02 a.m.

New supervisor began career on Packwood Ranger District as a seasonal worker

Oregon Bass and Panfish Club to meet tonight

May 28, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Members of OSU bass team will share fishing tips

Outings

May 28, 2015 6 a.m.

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

Killing of cormorants to lower consumption of salmon begins

By By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press May 27, 2015 3:06 p.m.

Armed with rifles equipped with silencers, government hunters have started shooting seabirds on an uninhabited island at the mouth of the Columbia River, to reduce their consumption of juvenile salmon migrating to the ocean.

EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press May 27, 2015 12:09 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday.

Senators urge funding for sage grouse conservation

By Associated Press May 27, 2015 11:08 a.m.

DENVER — Five Democratic senators are asking colleagues to fund preservation efforts for the imperiled greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse.

Bonneville Dam fish count 5/27

May 27, 2015 6:30 a.m.

Fish count and water conditions at Bonneville Dam