Outdoors

Volunteers sought for Ridgefield refuge clean up

March 5, 2015 9:04 a.m.

Work party will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday at hunter check station on River S unit

Fishing report 3/5

By Allen Thomas March 5, 2015 6:05 a.m.

Spring chinook run appears a bit earlier than normal; smelt dipping open Saturday in Sandy River; kokanee fishing poor at Merwin

Council to adopt ocean salmon fishing options

March 5, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Pacific Fishery Management Council to meet next week at Hilton Vancouver Hotel

Oregon eyes wildlife habitat along lower Deschutes River

March 5, 2015 6:02 a.m.

State, Trust for Public Lands working on acquiring Lower Deschutes River Ranch in Wasco County

Hunters urged to minimize stress to deer, elk while looking for shed antlers

By The Columbian March 5, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Many sportsmen, families search for "sheds'' during late winter and early spring

Outings

March 5, 2015 6 a.m.

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

Monster fall chinook return expected for Columbia River

By Allen Thomas March 4, 2015 4:20 p.m.

Third largest run on record expected back in 2015, however need to protect lower river fish might restrict seasons somewhat

N. Idaho man pleads guilty to taking Fish and Game truck

By Associated Press March 4, 2015 9:45 a.m.

LEWISTON, Idaho — A northern Idaho man who took an Idaho Department of Fish and Game truck and broke into a Fish and Game cabin last summer has pleaded guilty to two felonies.

Whale concerns prompt Snake River dam petition

By ERIC BARKER/Lewiston Tribune March 2, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Group says breach hydro dams on the lower Snake River would provide more food for threatened Puget Sound orcas

Idaho working to boost its output of spring chinook

By ERIC BARKER/Lewiston Tribune March 1, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Hatchery managers have figured out ways to increase production of Clearwater River

First "true'' spring chinook counted at Bonneville Dam

By The Columbian February 28, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Chinook tallied on Feb. 8 most likely was a very late fall run salmon

Survey tallied 7,500 marine mammals in lower Columbia

By ERIC BARKER/Lewiston Tribune February 28, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Flight by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife counts 6,000 seals, 1,500 California sea lions and 100 Steller sea lions between river mouth and Portland

Reservations available starting Sunday for Lewis River parks

By The Columbian February 27, 2015 9 a.m.

Online reservations will be accepted for Cresap Bay, Cougar and a portion of Beaver Bay, with reservations starting March 9 for Swift Forest Camp

Razor clam digging resumes Monday at Long Beach

By The Columbian February 27, 2015 6:04 a.m.

Four days of digging scheduled with another nine days anticipated in mid-March, including a shift to morning tides

Free vessel checks to be offered Saturday

February 26, 2015 5:05 p.m.

Goal is to prevent boaters from getting equipment-related citations