Outdoors

Fish project on Cle Elum Dam celebrates groundbreaking

By Kate Prengaman, Yakima Herald-Republic August 28, 2015 9:57 a.m.

CLE ELUM — Construction is slated to begin soon on a first-of-its-kind fish passage for the Cle Elum Dam, and supporters of the project gathered at the reservoir on Thursday to celebrate the groundbreaking.

Bonneville Dam fish count 8/28

August 28, 2015 6:02 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

Chinook retention at Buoy 10 closed starting Saturday

By Allen Thomas August 27, 2015 5:31 p.m.

Exceptional fishing has resulted in a sport catch well over the allocation for the popular season just inside the Columbia River

Difficult terrain challenges Mount Adams firefighters

By The Columbian August 27, 2015 10:54 a.m.

Burnout operations creating lots of smoke; blaze now exceeds 40,000 acres

Buoy 10 angler sampling results 8/27

August 27, 2015 6:09 a.m.

Creel checks by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for Monday and Tuesday in the Buoy 10 fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River

Bonneville Dam fish count 8/27

August 27, 2015 6:08 a.m.

Fish count at Bonneville Dam

State to buy more land along Merrill Lake

By Allen Thomas August 26, 2015 11:12 p.m.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has been awarded a $1.06 million grant to buy additional land along the north shore of Merrill Lake in Cowlitz County.

New rules await goose hunters

By Allen Thomas August 26, 2015 11:12 p.m.

There will be no dusky Canada goose season in Southwest Washington this year and check stations for goose hunters are being eliminated.

Fishing Report, Aug. 27

By The Columbian August 26, 2015 11:10 p.m.

Fisheries managers are trying to keep the excellent Buoy 10 chinook season open through Labor Day.

GeoGirls take on science at Mount St. Helens

By Susan Parrish August 24, 2015 6 a.m.

MOUNT ST. HELENS — Mai Brodniak crouched on the bank of Coldwater Lake while Cynthia Gardner, a U.S. Geological Survey research geologist, showed her how to stack sieves with various sizes of screens to separate the lake's gravel by size.

Bass club meets Thursday in Portland

August 23, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Program will explain how to catch crappie, yellow perch, channel catfish, smallmouth bass in Powder River, Brownlee Reservoir

Feds release extra water to save Klamath salmon from disease

By JEFF BARNARD, The Associated Press August 21, 2015 10:42 a.m.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — With water scarce in Northern California's Klamath Basin, a federal agency is again releasing cool clean water into the Klamath River to prevent a repeat of the 2002 fish kill that left tens of thousands of adult salmon dead.

Workshops to teach Leave No Trace outdoors ethics

August 21, 2015 6:01 a.m.

Events scheduled Sept. 1, in Vancouver, Sept. 3 in Amboy and Woodland and Sept. 5 at Cougar Sno-Park at Mount St. Helens

Water temperatures ease, but drought persists

By Eric Florip August 20, 2015 7:56 p.m.

In early July, a record streak of hot weather pushed Washington's already formidable drought to new depths.

Buoy 10 angler sampling results 8/20

August 20, 2015 2:54 p.m.

Creel checks on Wednesday by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in the Buoy 10 salmon fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River