Outdoors

Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

By JEFF BARNARD, Associated Press September 30, 2014 11:40 a.m.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday.

DeFazio: 'Strong concerns' remain for wilderness photo rules

By Rob Davis, The Oregonian September 30, 2014 9:41 a.m.

Rep. Peter DeFazio and three other congressional leaders said Monday they still have deep concerns about the constitutionality of a U.S. Forest Service proposal restricting wilderness photography.

Bonneville Dam fish count 9/30

September 30, 2014 6:10 a.m.

Counts for Monday

Bonneville Dam fish count 9/29

September 29, 2014 8:19 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Sunday

Bonneville Dam fish count 9/28

September 28, 2014 8:52 a.m.

Counts for Saturday

Interior secretary visits Oregon sage grouse project

By Associated Press September 26, 2014 12:28 p.m.

LAKEVIEW, Ore. — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell visited Oregon to get a closer look at a habitat restoration project to help the sage grouse, a candidate for Endangered Species Act protection.

Washington agency lifts statewide burn ban

By Associated Press September 26, 2014 9:40 a.m.

OLYMPIA — Thanks to recent rains, the Department of Natural Resources has canceled the statewide burn ban in Washington.

Bonneville Dam fish count 9/26

September 26, 2014 8:06 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Thursday

Shallow channel at Caterpillar Island slough challenges anglers

By Allen Thomas September 25, 2014 6:07 a.m.

Langsdorf Landing boat ramp to be closed Oct. 13-31 on Caterpillar Island slough to complete improvements to launch

Columbia River fishing report September 2014

By Allen Thomas September 25, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Chinook retention allowed again beginning Wednesday with arrival of Ocrtober

Razor clam digging expected to open Oct. 7

By The Columbian September 25, 2014 6:03 a.m.

State announces 41 days of digging pending marine toxin tests indicating clams are safe to eat

Out & About

By Allen Thomas September 25, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Items about volunteer trail work opportunities, the Vancouver Wildlife League meeting, Columbia River fishing proposals and a "free day'' at Washington state parks

Outings

September 25, 2014 6 a.m.

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

States set more commercial fishing time in lower Columbia

By Allen Thomas September 24, 2014 12:59 p.m.

Gillnetters to fish nine nights between Woodland and Beacon Rock, plus five days of tangle netting downstream of Warrior Rock

Missing Oregon hunter found dead

By Associated Press September 24, 2014 9:59 a.m.

ST. HELENS, Ore. — The Columbia County, Oregon, sheriff's office says a missing bow hunter has been found dead.