Outdoors

Flooding at Mount Rainier National Park

By Associated Press November 25, 2014 1:16 p.m.

ASHFORD — Mount Rainier National Park says on its Facebook page that it's temporarily closed due to heavy rain and the runoff of melting snow.

Lawsuit filed to stop Snake River dredging

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press November 25, 2014 11:43 a.m.

SPOKANE — Environmental groups and the Nez Perce Tribe have filed a lawsuit to stop proposed dredging of the lower Snake River to aid barge traffic from Lewiston, Idaho — the farthest inland seaport on the West Coast.

North Cascades, Chinook, Cayuse passes closed

By Associated Press November 24, 2014 11:11 a.m.

OLYMPIA — Heavy weekend snow has closed three Washington mountain passes that typically close for the winter because of deep snow and avalanche danger.

Officers recommend charge in Wash. wolf shooting

By Associated Press November 23, 2014 2:46 p.m.

PULLMAN — Washington fish and wildlife officers are recommending a misdemeanor charge against a farmer accused of illegally shooting a wolf last month.

Locavore movement inspires new deer hunters across U.S.

By LISA RATHKE, Associated Press November 22, 2014 7 p.m.

MONTPELIER, Vt. — A decadeslong national decline in the number of hunters has prompted states to tap into a new group of hunters — people who demand locally produced food, but don't know the first thing about bagging a deer.

Idaho's ‘Wildavore’ program puts focus on adult hunting

By BRYAN CLARK/Idaho Falls Post Register November 22, 2014 6 a.m.

State agency aiming to put more grown-ups in orange vests

Anti-wolf billboard campaign starts in Spokane

By RICH LANDERS/Spokane Spokesman-Review November 21, 2014 6 a.m.

Washington Residents Against Wolves says spread of predator will hurt local economies

Wish lists: Agencies seek state recreation grants

By Allen Thomas November 20, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Money would improve boat ramps, trail bridges and conserve wildlife habitat in Clark, Skamania, Klickitat counties

Fishing report 11/20

By Allen Thomas November 20, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Klineline Pond and Battle Ground Lake will reopen on Black Friday after being stocked by big rainbow trout

Boating safety class scheduled Saturday in Vancouver

November 20, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Completion of course readies students to obtain a state boater safety card

Slide blocks trail access to Triple Falls in Columbia Gorge

November 20, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Horsetail Falls-Oneonta loop remains open for hikers

Authorities say Oregon Bait pays fine for herring shipment

November 20, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Herring sent to Michigan were not certified as free of a virus that can kill Great Lakes fish

9 state wildlife cameras near North Bend stolen

By Associated Press November 19, 2014 6:51 a.m.

NORTH BEND — Nine wildlife cameras used to track elk near North Bend have been stolen.

Road, trail to Olympic Hot Springs reopen

By Associated Press November 18, 2014 10:03 a.m.

BREMERTON — Olympic National Park has reopened a road and trailhead leading to Olympic Hot Springs.

Death by dirty water: Storm runoff a risk for fish

By PHUONG LE, Associated Press November 17, 2014 9:33 a.m.

POULSBO — Just hours into the experiment, the prognosis was grim for salmon that had been submerged in rain runoff collected from one of Seattle's busiest highways. One by one, the fish were removed from a tank filled with coffee-colored water and inspected: They were rigid. Their typically red gills were gray.