August 28, 2017, 6:04 AM
A wet spring followed by an unusually hot and dry summer brought an early fire season to the Pacific Northwest.
August 27, 2017, 6:05 AM
AMBOY — You wouldn’t expect to find a whole other world nestled in the steep, winding foothills approaching Lake Merwin — that is, unless you’re a devoted camper.
August 24, 2017, 11:04 PM
The Buoy 10 salmon season is kicking into high gear at the mouth of the Columbia River.
August 24, 2017, 11:41 AM
SEATTLE — A marine net pen holding 305,000 farmed Atlantic salmon collapsed recently, releasing thousands of fish into Puget Sound and renewing concerns that a new proposed salmon farm could harm wild salmon stock and cause other environmental damage.
August 23, 2017, 9:34 AM
SALT LAKE CITY — Conservation groups are airing TV ads, planning rallies and creating parody websites in a last-minute blitz to stop Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke from downsizing or eliminating national monument areas that cover large swaths of land and water from Maine to California.
August 22, 2017, 9:14 AM
BELLINGHAM — The public is being asked to help mop up a salmon spill from an imploded net holding 305,000 fish at a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm near Cypress Island.
August 18, 2017, 10:35 AM
Salmon and steelhead are in hot water — a problem scientists warn is going to get worse because of climate change.
August 16, 2017, 11:30 PM
As we attempted to decipher a foot path out of the spiderweb of elk trails that sprawled across the slope, I reflected on the term “un-maintained."
August 16, 2017, 11:29 PM
The salmon season at Buoy 10 continues to hum along with anglers flocking to the mark that separates the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean.
August 13, 2017, 7:57 PM
LONGVIEW — State wildlife officials will host a public meeting Tuesday in Ridgefield to update the public about efforts to deal with elk hoof rot disease.
August 11, 2017, 6:00 AM
Gifford Pinchot (1865-1946), the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service, was the sort of middle-of-the-road thinker it’s hard to find in government today.
August 10, 2017, 6:03 AM
Chinook catch at Buoy 10 has slowed after a decent opening; salmon angling elsewhere in lower Columbia is poor until more fish arrive
August 9, 2017, 10:05 PM
The Columbian's longtime outdoor writer calls it a career after 43 years at the newspaper
August 8, 2017, 9:37 AM
PORTLAND — State officials warned Monday that if California sea lions continue feeding below Willamette Falls, they could push winter steelhead trout to the brink of extinction.
August 3, 2017, 1:30 PM
Expert will discuss Pro-Trolls, spinners and other topics at Bob's Sporting Goods in Longview