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Interstate 5 slicing through dense woods near Castle Rock in Cowlitz County, as seen from a drone shot taken from a Toutle River rest area. The area could host wildlife crossings, connecting habitats between the Cascade Mountains and Olympic Peninsula.

Wildlife crossing on I-5 near Castle Rock could be key to species’ survival, advocates say

Interstate 5 slicing through dense woods near Castle Rock in Cowlitz County, as seen from a drone shot taken from a Toutle River rest area. The area could host wildlife crossings, connecting habitats between the Cascade Mountains and Olympic Peninsula.

March 25, 2023, 6:07am Clark County News

Advocates say wildlife crossing on I-5 near Castle Rock could be key to species’ survival Read story

The Washington State Department of Health is advising those eating sturgeon and lamprey caught from the lower Columbia River to limit meal quantities due to high levels of PCBs and mercury.

State: Limit eating sturgeon, lamprey caught in Columbia River

The Washington State Department of Health is advising those eating sturgeon and lamprey caught from the lower Columbia River to limit meal quantities due to high levels of PCBs and mercury.

March 23, 2023, 5:22pm Clark County Health

The Washington State Department of Health recommended on Thursday to limit eating sturgeon and lamprey caught from the Columbia River due to detected levels of contamination. Read story

Linda Lorenz of Vancouver spearheaded the grassroots charge to save 80 acres along Hantwick Trail between Moulton and Lucia Falls parks from being logged. The effort, which began in May 2018, officially concluded in January when Washington Department of Natural Resources approved the land transfer to Clark County.

Grassroots effort stops planned logging along Hantwick Trail in Clark County

Linda Lorenz of Vancouver spearheaded the grassroots charge to save 80 acres along Hantwick Trail between Moulton and Lucia Falls parks from being logged. The effort, which began in May 2018, officially concluded in January when Washington Department of Natural Resources approved the land transfer to Clark County.

March 22, 2023, 6:03am Clark County News

In January, the state approved a land transfer of roughly 80 acres southwest of Yacolt to Clark County, marking the end of a yearslong effort to preserve the dense woods from proposed logging. Read story

Elk herd killed in train strike east of Cape Horn

March 15, 2023, 5:09am Clark County News

Thursday morning, a BNSF Railway freight train collided with a herd of two dozen elk just east of Cape Horn Lookout, killing them all upon impact. Read story

Emerald ash borers have killed "tens of millions" of ash trees in more than 30 states. The beetle, native to eastern Asian countries, may have been introduced in Canada through wood shipping materials about 20 years ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Vancouver on lookout for tree pest the emerald ash borer

Emerald ash borers have killed "tens of millions" of ash trees in more than 30 states. The beetle, native to eastern Asian countries, may have been introduced in Canada through wood shipping materials about 20 years ago, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

March 14, 2023, 6:50pm Clark County News

Local foresters are preparing for the inevitable: the arrival of a culprit that, despite its puny size, has ravaged millions nationwide. Read story

Workers test drive an electric street sweeper past a shared fuel station at the city of Vancouver Public Works Office as seen Tuesday morning. Vancouver could be one of many Washington cities that incorporate zero-emission vehicles into municipal fleets.

Vancouver Public Works sees potential in demo of all-electric street sweeper

Workers test drive an electric street sweeper past a shared fuel station at the city of Vancouver Public Works Office as seen Tuesday morning. Vancouver could be one of many Washington cities that incorporate zero-emission vehicles into municipal fleets.

March 11, 2023, 6:02am Clark County News

A time may arrive when late-night rumblings of diesel-powered street fleets come to an end. Read story

Pat Henderson, left, and his daughter Paisley plant a variety of native trees and shrubs with other volunteers at an event in Camas hosted by the Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington. The pair have regularly volunteered with the nonprofit since 2019.

Vancouver dad, daughter dig spending time together volunteering

Pat Henderson, left, and his daughter Paisley plant a variety of native trees and shrubs with other volunteers at an event in Camas hosted by the Watershed Alliance of Southwest Washington. The pair have regularly volunteered with the nonprofit since 2019.

March 10, 2023, 6:04am Clark County News

Weekend mornings are sacrosanct: an essential recovery period to comfortably twist in the confines of soft blankets and thoughts of having nothing to do and the whole day to do it. Read story

Clark Public Utilities' River Road Generating Plant burns natural gas to make about 225 megawatts of electricity, using a turbine similar to those used on jet engines in airplanes.

Clark Public Utilities divvies up $25 million

Clark Public Utilities' River Road Generating Plant burns natural gas to make about 225 megawatts of electricity, using a turbine similar to those used on jet engines in airplanes.

March 9, 2023, 6:01am Business

After another year of upholding conservative budgets and strict spending habits, Clark Public Utilities decided how to distribute $25 million from its 2022 electric surplus toward future developments. Read story

Washington leaders tout its Climate Commitment Act as a landmark initiative to heal its environmental wounds caused by greenhouse gas emissions. What does this cap and invest program look like on a local level, especially considering Vancouver is 13th on the list of most overburdened communities statewide impacted by air pollution.

How will state’s Climate Commitment Act affect Clark County?

Washington leaders tout its Climate Commitment Act as a landmark initiative to heal its environmental wounds caused by greenhouse gas emissions. What does this cap and invest program look like on a local level, especially considering Vancouver is 13th on the list of most overburdened communities statewide impacted by air pollution.

March 7, 2023, 6:03am Business

What exactly is this market-based tool that Washington officials deem as the state’s “most efficient path” to lowering carbon emissions? Read story

The United States Forest Service has proposed to raise fees at several sites in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Many formerly free trailheads would charge a $5 parking fee.

Gifford Pinchot may increase recreation fees at trailheads, campsites, cabins

The United States Forest Service has proposed to raise fees at several sites in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Many formerly free trailheads would charge a $5 parking fee.

March 6, 2023, 4:07pm Clark County News

After months of gathering public input, the U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with its request to increase or add recreation fees at 36 trailheads, campsites and cabins, and other recreation hubs in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Read story