Outdoors

Off Beat: Salmon cannon generates interest all around the globe

By Eric Florip October 27, 2014 6 a.m.

After years of working in relative obscurity, Vince Bryan admits even he's been surprised by the attention his company is now getting.

Volunteers rescue fish in Deschutes River channel

By Associated Press October 25, 2014 6:59 p.m.

BEND, Ore. — Wildlife officials and volunteers Friday rescued fish stranded in a side channel of the Deschutes River near Bend.

Bits 'n' Pieces: Volunteers play key role in new trail at Beacon Rock park

By Ashley Swanson October 24, 2014 10 a.m.

After 10 years of planning and two years of physical work, a new connector trail between Beacon Rock to the Columbia River is now complete. River to Rock Trail connects the Doetsch Ranch day-use area and boat moorage to the trail that climbs up to the top of Beacon Rock.

Boater access to close temporarily at Merwin Reservoir

October 24, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Cresap Bay boat ramp will be closed beginning Monday and Speelyai Bay ramp will not reopen until improvements are complete about mid-December

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.