Outdoors

No U.S. protection for sage grouse population

By SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press April 21, 2015 10:52 a.m.

RENO, Nev. — A bird found only in California and Nevada no longer faces the threat of extinction and doesn't require federal protection, officials said just months before a more-sweeping decision is due on whether to declare other sage grouse threatened or endangered in 11 Western states.

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/21

April 21, 2015 6:10 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/20

April 20, 2015 7:29 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/19

April 19, 2015 8:55 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/18

April 18, 2015 8:24 a.m.

Fish count and water conditions at Bonneville Dam

Bike club leader's tips for scenic rides in Washington

By TAN VINH, The Seattle Times April 18, 2015 6 a.m.

SEATTLE — The great thing about cycling, says Catherine Hennings, board president of Seattle's Cascade Bicycle Club, is "you are out in the open air and see so much more when you are moving at the pace of a bicycle, not only our spectacular mountains, lakes and rivers, but also the small things along the side of the road like spring wildflowers, birds and waterfalls."

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/17

April 17, 2015 7:27 a.m.

Fish count and water conditions at Bonneville Dam

State seeks comments on draft oil spill plan

By The Columbian April 17, 2015 6 a.m.

The state Department of Ecology, currently updating a contingency plan for responding to an oil spill on the Middle Columbia River, is accepting comments from the public on a recently released draft.

State: No chinook season in central Puget Sound this year

By Associated Press April 16, 2015 10:05 a.m.

BREMERTON — For the first time in years, state fishing regulators say there will be no recreational fishing season for chinook salmon in central Puget Sound this year.

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/16

April 16, 2015 6:10 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

Wildlife agency choices: Budget cuts or fee increases

By Allen Thomas April 16, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Department of Fish and Wildlife wrestling with how to deal with $10 million shortage in 2015-17 biennium

Columbia River fishing report April 16

By Allen Thomas April 16, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Spring chinook effort will shift to lower Willamette, Columbia Gorge after today's lower Columbia finale

Razor clam digging resumes Friday at Long Beach

April 16, 2015 6:03 a.m.

Clam Festival is scheduled Saturday and Sunday in Long Beacg

Boating safety class scheduled April 25 in Vancouver

April 16, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Course will be at Clark County Public Works Conference Center

Oregon Bass and Panfish Club to meet April 23

April 16, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Members to learn fishing methods for Prineville Reservoir in central Oregon