Outdoors

Road on Mount Baker closed for winter

By Associated Press October 23, 2014 11:22 a.m.

MOUNT BAKER — The Washington Transportation Department has closed its first section of a highway for the winter.

Final commercial salmon fishing periods set

By Allen Thomas October 23, 2014 11:16 a.m.

Gillnet fleet will target on coho downstream of Woodland and chinook upstream as 2014 fishery draws to a close

Time spent in forest left many memories

By Allen Thomas October 23, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Vancouver man recalls working, living in Gifford Pinchot National Forest in the mid-1950s, before many of the roads were built

Columbia River fishing report October 2014

By Allen Thomas October 23, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Coho still fueling decent catches in Cowlitz and North Fork Lewis rivers; Swift Reservoir slowing for trout but still producing limits

Clark-Skamania Flyfishers to hear about river protection

October 23, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Conservation and fishing group to meet Nov. 19 at Camas Meadows

Comment period extended on game management plan

October 23, 2014 6:02 a.m.

State Fish and Wildlife Commission plans adoption of new plan in December

State to stock more trout in lakes

October 23, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Extra fish going into Puget Sound waters as a result of legal settlement preventing hatchery winter steelhead releases

Willapa Bay salmon allocation planning to begin

October 23, 2014 6 a.m.

Seven public meetings scheduled to draft new policy for economic and conservation objectives

Trash fouls Shillapoo Wildlife Area

By Eric Florip October 22, 2014 8:02 p.m.

When Julia Rosenstein moved to Vancouver in 2006, she began searching for places to escape. She eventually happened upon the Shillapoo Wildlife Area, next to Vancouver Lake.

Utah's deer population healthier than other states

By BRETT PRETTYMAN/Salt Lake Tribune October 22, 2014 10:04 a.m.

Wildlife managers say habitat restoration is the key; state has spent more than $125 million in eight years

Mount St. Helens' glacier caves explored

By Tom Vogt October 21, 2014 7:18 p.m.

On a clear day, Mount St. Helens is the dominant feature on Clark County's northeast skyline. But hidden in its crater is a secret landscape that has been viewed by only a dozen people; they explored two glacier caves in June.

Making history, busting records

By ERICK BARKER/Lewiston Tribune October 21, 2014 12:14 p.m.

Idaho anglers likely will set and break the state's coho record several times as the species, functionally extinct since 1985, return in large enough numbers to allow a sport season

Local hatcheries to cut coho, steelhead releases

By Allen Thomas October 20, 2014 5:29 p.m.

Less federal money will result in fewer fish stocked in Kalama, Deep rivers, plus at Drano Lake

Portland trail find: tripwire, improvised firearm

By Associated Press October 20, 2014 12:11 p.m.

PORTLAND — Police say a bomb squad technician removed an improvised firearm loaded with a shotgun shell that appeared to be designed to be fired by a tripwire across a trail near Portland's Forest Park.

Oregon looking nationwide for wildlife chief

By Associated Press October 19, 2014 3:20 p.m.

PENDLETON, Ore. — The state is asking for public input as it prepares a nationwide search for a new director to lead the Oregon Department Fish & Wildlife.