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Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge's flood plain was put to the test this week as heavy rains and mountain runoff inundated the area.

Columbia River overtops banks, sweeps into restored flood plain

Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge's flood plain was put to the test this week as heavy rains and mountain runoff inundated the area.

June 15, 2022, 6:40pm Clark County News

The lower Columbia River’s long history of flooding was revisited this week when the river overtopped its banks on Monday. Although waters have begun to slowly recede, damage from the flooding remains behind. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Fishing report for Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributaries, June 6-12

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

June 15, 2022, 3:36pm Outdoors

From the Lower Columbia mainstem Rocky Point/Tongue Point line upstream to Bonneville Dam, there were 129 salmonid boats and 232 Washington bank rods tallied during flight count on Sunday, June 12. Read story

John Norvell shops for items in the consignment section of Wilderness Exchange Unlimited on June 1, 2022, in Denver. Novell came from Fraser to shop for consignment items at the store. (Helen H.

The resale market for used outdoor gear is booming, online and in stores

John Norvell shops for items in the consignment section of Wilderness Exchange Unlimited on June 1, 2022, in Denver. Novell came from Fraser to shop for consignment items at the store. (Helen H.

June 13, 2022, 6:02am Entertainment

In a 138-year-old building in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood, Wilderness Exchange Unlimited long ago carved out a reputation as a place where budget-conscious outdoors enthusiasts could find good deals on used gear. Read story

A large black bear stands to check out the noise that interrupted its grazing on spring grass in the Loomis Forest near Okanogan.

How to be ready if you meet a bear

A large black bear stands to check out the noise that interrupted its grazing on spring grass in the Loomis Forest near Okanogan.

June 12, 2022, 6:04am Northwest

Most of Western Washington is considered black bear habitat, and there are about 20,000 black bears throughout the state. Read story

The Washington Free Fishing Weekend for 2022 is Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, where anyone can go fishing without a license. All current rules, regulations and limits still apply.

Fishing report: Washington Free Fishing Weekend tradition continues June 11-12

The Washington Free Fishing Weekend for 2022 is Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, where anyone can go fishing without a license. All current rules, regulations and limits still apply.

June 8, 2022, 3:50pm Outdoors

Anglers across the state will be able to fish without a license this weekend, June 11-12, during Washington’s annual Free Fishing Weekend event. Read story

U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist John Jakubowski, left, discusses relocating beaver to the Woods Creek area with fellow biologist Erik White from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and USFS public affairs specialist Alexandra Pengelly.

Beaver relocation underway in Gifford Pinchot National Forestvideo icon

U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist John Jakubowski, left, discusses relocating beaver to the Woods Creek area with fellow biologist Erik White from the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and USFS public affairs specialist Alexandra Pengelly.

June 7, 2022, 6:02am Clark County News

An overcast sky and the off-and-on splatter of raindrops couldn’t dim the enthusiasm of wildlife biologists John Jakubowski and Erik White on Thursday as they ventured into the Woods Creek Watchable Wildlife Area to look for signs of beaver living along the creek. Read story

Causeway removal meant big jump in juvenile salmon

June 6, 2022, 7:41am Latest News

The return of young salmon to the eelgrass beds of the tidelands below Indian Island’s sandstone-stacked bluffs has been swift following the removal of an earthen causeway that opened fish passage. Read story

A youth division competitor in the Whatcom World Cup catches air shortly after embarking down the SST trail on Bellingham???s Galbraith Mountain.

Where to find great mountain biking trails in every direction from Seattle

A youth division competitor in the Whatcom World Cup catches air shortly after embarking down the SST trail on Bellingham???s Galbraith Mountain.

June 6, 2022, 6:00am Life

With lush forested hillsides, passionate trail builders and a temperate climate conducive to year-round riding, the Pacific Northwest is one of the world’s premier regions for mountain biking. Read story