Outdoors

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/8

April 8, 2014 8:54 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Monday

No commercial fishing on Tuesday

By The Columbian April 7, 2014 1:22 p.m.

Commercial fleet has too few fish left on its allocation for another day of fishing until after the run forecast is updated in May

Deeper Cowlitz River lets cities breathe easier

By Associated Press April 7, 2014 12:07 p.m.

LONGVIEW — The Cowlitz River has slightly deepened for the first time since the Mount St. Helens eruption sent sediment into waterways and increased the flooding risk to cities on the river.

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/7

April 7, 2014 8:59 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Saturday and Sunday

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/5

April 5, 2014 10:06 a.m.

Count for Friday

Groups demand recovery plan for threatened fish

By Associated Press April 4, 2014 1:20 p.m.

PORTLAND — Conservation groups have filed a lawsuit demanding the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finish developing recovery plans for bull trout, a threatened species that has gone 15 years without a blueprint for saving it from extinction.

Rockies gray wolf numbers steady despite hunting

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press April 4, 2014 12:42 p.m.

BILLINGS, Mont. — A new population tally of gray wolves in the U.S. Northern Rockies shows their continued resilience despite increased hunting, trapping and government-sponsored pack removals.

Oregon reopens south coast to mussel harvesting

By Associated Press April 4, 2014 10:37 a.m.

PORTLAND — The state Department of Agriculture says a portion of the south coast has been reopened to recreational and commercial mussel harvesting.

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/4

April 4, 2014 9:02 a.m.

Count and water conditions for Thursday

Columbia anglers to get more time for spring chinook

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 2:38 p.m.

States extend season in lower river through April 14 except closed this coming Tuesday

Oregon timber bid motivated by lawsuit threat

April 3, 2014 10:15 a.m.

PORTLAND — An Oregon company says it bid on land in the Elliott State Forest as a challenge to environmental groups who have promised lawsuits to protect a threatened seabird.

Bonneville Dam fish count 4/3

April 3, 2014 9:05 a.m.

Counts and water conditions for Wednesday

Fishing report 4/3

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Spring chinook catches finally improving in lower Columbia but water conditions far from ideal

Wind River steelhead add to coastal bird buffet

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Substantial percentage of tags found on East Sand Island in estuary

Smelt make it past Bonneville Dam this spring

By Allen Thomas April 3, 2014 6:02 a.m.

It's not unprecedented for the silvery fish to get that far upstream