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In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, a chinook salmon, below, and a steelhead, above, move through the fish ladder at the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Washington salmon management challenged by anglers

In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, a chinook salmon, below, and a steelhead, above, move through the fish ladder at the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

November 2, 2020, 8:08am Northwest

MOUNT VERNON — The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife has argued that a group run by a fishing guide has no legal standing after the group challenged the agency's management of salmon in the region. Read story

A pair of climbers trek up Mount Jefferson.

Mountaineering raises the stakes of hiking and backpacking

A pair of climbers trek up Mount Jefferson.

November 2, 2020, 6:20am Life

BEND, Ore. — Mountaineering is for the people who look up at a mountain and decide, "that is the place I want to be." Read story

State parks offer final free days in November

October 31, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s two final free days of 2020 will happen in November. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. Read story

When elk hunting season in Western Washington opens on Nov. 7, hunters will find similar conditions to what they were last year.

Health restrictions prevent officials from tracking region’s elk

When elk hunting season in Western Washington opens on Nov. 7, hunters will find similar conditions to what they were last year.

October 28, 2020, 8:02pm Newsletter

Elk hunting in Western Washington begins Nov. 7 Read story

Fishing report Oct. 29

October 28, 2020, 7:58pm Outdoors

Fishing reports for waters in Southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on Oct. 26. Read story

High levels of marine toxins have forced the cancelation of scheduled razor clam digs at Long Beach.

Washington razor clam digs canceled

High levels of marine toxins have forced the cancelation of scheduled razor clam digs at Long Beach.

October 27, 2020, 4:46pm Outdoors

Washington’s ocean beaches will remain closed to razor clam harvest through at least Nov. 12 after test results on razor clams dug at Long Beach indicate levels of domoic acid that exceed the threshold (20 parts per million) set by state public health officials for safe consumption. Read story

Restoration work aims to improve salmon habitat in lower Columbia

October 27, 2020, 10:30am Northwest

The final piece of a three-part effort to improve salmon passage and habitat in the lower Columbia River is underway at Washington state’s Hungry Harbor not far from Astoria. Read story

FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, water moves through a spillway of the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Almota. (AP Photo/Nicholas K.

In repeat of past, conservation groups challenge new dam management plan

FILE - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, water moves through a spillway of the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River near Almota. (AP Photo/Nicholas K.

October 26, 2020, 8:14am Latest News

LONGVIEW — For the sixth time since the mid-1990s, a coalition of fishing and conservation groups said it intends to legally challenge the latest federal plan for dam operations on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Read story

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020   Two Chinook on the Elwha River protecting their redd during the spawning season.

The Elwha dams are gone and chinook are surging back, but why are so few reaching the upper river?

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020   Two Chinook on the Elwha River protecting their redd during the spawning season.

October 25, 2020, 12:45pm Latest News

ELWHA RIVER, Olympic Peninsula -- They were the king of kings in Puget Sound, the biggest chinook of them all, strong enough to muscle up the falls at the Goblin Gates and power on all the way through nearly 4 miles of chutes and falls in the Grand Canyon of… Read story

WSDOT tries a ‘bridge-in-a-backpack’ in Duvall as an innovative way to replace fish-blocking culverts

October 23, 2020, 11:30am Northwest

DUVALL — Steelhead, coho and other fish may soon enjoy more room to swim Loutsis Creek, where Washington state just built its first bridge using composite fibers. Read story