Outdoors

Opening-day trout angler sampling

April 26, 2015 10:31 a.m.

Here are the creel checks conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Saturday, the opening day of fishing for a five lakes in Skamania and Klickitat counties:

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/26

April 26, 2015 8:30 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

Wildlife officials move forward to lift wolf protections in Oregon

By Associated Press April 25, 2015 2:33 p.m.

PORTLAND — Wildlife officials have moved forward with the process that could remove the gray wolf from the state's endangered species list.

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/245

April 25, 2015 8:45 a.m.

Fish counts and water conditions at Bonneville Dam

Olympic national Park visitors increase 10 percent in 2014

By Associated Press April 24, 2015 12:20 p.m.

PORT ANGELES — A study by the National Park Service shows that Olympic National Park visitors increased in 2014, contributing $2.6 million to the area economy.

U.S. Rep. Newhouse proposes ending protection for wolves

By Associated Press April 24, 2015 11:58 a.m.

YAKIMA — Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse has introduced a bill to remove the gray wolf from Endangered Species Act protections in Washington, Oregon and Utah.

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/24

April 24, 2015 6:50 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

Columbia River fishing report April 23

By Allen Thomas April 23, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Barbed hooks will be allowed beginning Friday in the Wind River and Drano Lake

Full chinook season planned for Buoy 10

By Allen Thomas April 23, 2015 6:04 a.m.

States anticipate retention of any chinook will be allowed through Labor Day in popular fishery at mouth of Columbia River

Summer chinook fishing to open June 16 in lower Columbia

By Allen Thomas April 23, 2015 6:03 a.m.

States reject request to allow retention of unmarked fish at start of season

National forest planning meeting slated May 11 in Hood River

April 23, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Listening session will cover Gifford Pinchot, Mount Hood national forests and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

Volunteer help needed Saturday at Mount St. Helens

April 23, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Work parties scheduled at Pine Creek Information Station on south and Mount St. Helens Science and Learning Center on north

Outings

April 23, 2015 6 a.m.

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

Woodland man to begin Pacific Crest Trail journey on Friday

By Allen Thomas April 22, 2015 5:21 p.m.

Morgen Glessing, a BYU student, plans to average 25 miles per day and reach the Washington-Oregon border by early August

Five local waters stocked with trout for 'opener'

By Allen Thomas April 22, 2015 4:57 p.m.

Swift power canal, Kidney Lake in Skamania County; Rowland, Horsethief, Spearfish lakes in Klickitat County open on Saturday