Outdoors

Meetings set to discuss new Marble Mountain Sno-Park shelter

By Allen Thomas March 20, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Sessions scheduled in Vancouver, Stevenson, Battle Ground, Longview and Woodland

Snow report 3/20

By The Columbian March 20, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Conditions at winter recreation parking lots in the southern Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Out & About

March 20, 2014 6:01 a.m.

Items about the Oregon Bass and Panfish Club meeting, a ski festival at Mount Hood Skibowl and hikes in the Columbia River Gorge

Outdoors task force seeks way to tap enthusiasts

By KIMBERLY CAUVEL/Skagit Valley Herald March 19, 2014 6 a.m.

Group will focus on finding ways to support retail industry outdoor tourism, public lands

New system eases lamprey passage

By Courtney Flatt, EarthFix March 19, 2014 6 a.m.

Pacific lamprey will now be able to more easily swim past the McNary Lock and Dam on the Columbia River. Dam managers have installed a new lamprey passage system -- the first of its kind for the toothy, eel-like fish.

Federal judge allows Sandy Hatchery fish to be released this spring

By ROB DAVIS/The Oregonian March 18, 2014 4:36 p.m.

Decision clears way to release coho, spring chinook and steelhead in popular stream

Washington state parks free on Wednesday

By Associated Press March 18, 2014 9:55 a.m.

OLYMPIA — Washington state parks will be free on Wednesday to celebrate the 101st birthday of state parks.

Second cougar trapped, killed in Eugene

By Associated Press March 18, 2014 9:53 a.m.

EUGENE, Ore. — The state Department of Fish & Wildlife reports it has trapped and killed a second cougar preying on livestock near a Eugene park.

Ready, aim, plink

By ROGER PHILLIPS/Idaho Statesman March 18, 2014 9:44 a.m.

Durable, reactive targets make shooting fun

Smelt enter Oregon's Sandy River

By The Columbian March 17, 2014 4:49 p.m.

Sport dipping will be allowed from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday

Long Beach clam diggers to get an additional day

By The Columbian March 15, 2014 6:01 a.m.

March 31 added to days peninsula will be open for razor clams

Fishing report 3/13

By Allen Thomas March 13, 2014 6:05 a.m.

Washington yet to sample an angler with a spring chinook from Columbia River

Wind, Drano to open Sunday for chinook

By Allen Thomas March 13, 2014 6:04 a.m.

Spring salmon catches don't ramp up until late April to mid-May

Snow report 3/13

By The Columbian March 13, 2014 6:03 a.m.

Conditions on Wednesday at winter recreation parking lots in the southern Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Session to discuss Gifford Pinchot forest roads

By The Columbian March 13, 2014 6:02 a.m.

Forest Service looks to identity a sustainable, affordable network