Outdoors

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/28

April 28, 2015 7:54 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

Eastern Washington lake gets rare steelhead bonanza

By RICH LANDERS/Spokane Spokesman-Review April 27, 2015 9:19 a.m.

Sprague Lake west of Spokane gets mega-plant of fish originally planned for Western Washington rivers

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/27

April 27, 2015 6:50 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

Parks pumped $459M into state economy in 2014

By Tom Vogt April 27, 2015 6 a.m.

About 7.6 million visitors to national parks in Washington — including Fort Vancouver National Historic Site — spent $459.3 million in the state in 2014, according to a recent federal report.

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