Outdoors

States liberalize Columbia River spring chinook limit

By Allen Thomas June 1, 2015 4:25 p.m.

Biologists upgrade run forecast to 271,000; allow two adult chinook in daily bag

Bonneville Dam fish count 6/1

June 1, 2015 6:30 a.m.

Fish count and water conditions at Bonneville Dam

Bonneville Dam fish count 5/31

May 31, 2015 6:30 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

State to release Puget Sound steelhead in lakes, not rivers

By PHUONG LE, Associated Press May 30, 2015 2:16 p.m.

SEATTLE — Thousands of hatchery-raised steelhead trout will be released into Washington lakes rather than Puget Sound rivers this year, after federal biologists said they want to do a fuller review to ensure that hatchery fish don't harm federally threatened wild steelhead.

Bonneville Dam fish count 5/30

May 30, 2015 6:30 a.m.

Fish count and water conditions at Bonneville Dam

Free Fishing Weekend scheduled June 6-7

May 30, 2015 6:15 a.m.

No license will be required to fish either day

Bonneville Dam count 5/29

May 29, 2015 6:30 a.m.

Fish count and water conditions at Bonneville Dam

Free boat safety checks slated Saturday

May 29, 2015 6:20 a.m.

Inspections will be in parking lot of New Heights Church

Work planned at Dog Mountain trailhead

By The Columbian May 29, 2015 6 a.m.

Planned safety improvements at the popular Dog Mountain trailhead along state Highway 14 will restrict parking in the area starting today, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Shellfish harvests banned in Hood Canal due to toxin levels

By Associated Press May 28, 2015 10:41 a.m.

BREMERTON, — Kitsap County health officials have closed shellfish harvesting in Hood Canal from the Bangor naval station south to the Mason County line due to high levels of marine toxins.

Bonneville Dam fish count 5/28

May 28, 2015 6:40 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

North Lewis fish pond problem: Too much iron

By Allen Thomas May 28, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Muddy River spring chinook acclimation channel can't be used in salmon reintroduction effort

Columbia River fishing report May 2015

May 28, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Spring chinook angling waning; Goose Lake stocked with cutthroat, rainbow trout; shad return behind schedule

Weyerhaeuser expanding access fee program

By TOM PAULU/Longview Daily News May 28, 2015 6:03 a.m.

Timber company adds acres, bumps up price to use its Southwest Washington lands

Owens named new supervisor of Gifford Pinchot National Forest

May 28, 2015 6:02 a.m.

New supervisor began career on Packwood Ranger District as a seasonal worker