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Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Washington Columbia River mainstem, tributary fishing sampling, Oct. 3-9

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

October 12, 2022, 5:45pm Outdoors

Fishery reports MAINSTEM COLUMBIA RIVER SALMON/STEELHEAD Sec 1 (Bonneville) — 18 bank anglers kept four Chinook and released two coho; 11 boats/23 rods kept four Chinook, one Chinook jack, six coho and released two Chinook. Sec 2 (Camas/Washougal) — 26 boats/53 rods kept seven Chinook, three Chinook jacks, 10 coho… Read story

More than 70 percent of salmon and steelhead populations are not keeping pace with recovery goals, and some are in crisis of fading altogether, according to a 2020 report from State of Salmon in Watersheds. Salmon runs in the Columbia River are at their lowest abundance in 10 years — a stark contrast from their peak 10 to 16 million population.

National report details ways to boost fish recovery in Columbia, Snake rivers

More than 70 percent of salmon and steelhead populations are not keeping pace with recovery goals, and some are in crisis of fading altogether, according to a 2020 report from State of Salmon in Watersheds. Salmon runs in the Columbia River are at their lowest abundance in 10 years — a stark contrast from their peak 10 to 16 million population.

October 11, 2022, 7:54pm Clark County News

Local leaders and researchers are finding new solutions to an old problem: helping endangered salmon and steelhead species across the Columbia River Basin. Read story

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Sept. 14, 2022.

Buttigieg wades into Northwest salmon transportation

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg speaks at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Sept. 14, 2022.

October 7, 2022, 7:36am Latest News

For the first time, the U.S. government will distribute infrastructure money to improve road culverts that block the travels of fish. Read story

Fishing effort and catched in the Columbia River just upstream of Corbett, Ore., are beginning to slow as most of the chinook run has more farther upstream.

Chinook retention to close on Columbia River below Pasco beginning Saturday

Fishing effort and catched in the Columbia River just upstream of Corbett, Ore., are beginning to slow as most of the chinook run has more farther upstream.

October 5, 2022, 5:38pm Latest News

With fewer upriver bright fall Chinook salmon now expected to return to the Columbia River, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon agreed Wednesday to close Chinook retention on the lower and middle Columbia River mainstem effective Saturday, Oct. 8. Read story

Clam diggers scour the beach on the Washington coast.

WDFW approves 7 more days of razor clam digs

Clam diggers scour the beach on the Washington coast.

October 5, 2022, 5:15pm Latest News

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) shellfish managers confirmed today razor clam digging opportunities at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, and Copalis beaches from Oct. 8-14. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Columbia River and tributary fishing report, Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

October 5, 2022, 5:06pm Outdoors

Flight count from Saturday, Oct. 1 on lower Columbia River. Read story

Alaska's Noatak River as seen on July 28, from the air.

Off the beaten path in Alaska

Alaska's Noatak River as seen on July 28, from the air.

October 5, 2022, 6:05am Northwest

The plane banks, straightens and begins its descent. I wake groggy from the half sleep of travel. Out the window, clouds whip past and break apart revealing far-north Alaska. Treeless tundra, standing water pooled by the permanent layer of frost lurking below. Kotzebue, a speck of a town bounded on… Read story

Washington kills 2 wolves to prevent preying on cattle

September 29, 2022, 1:00pm Latest News

Hunters working for the state of Washington have killed two members of the Leadpoint wolf pack this week in an effort to stop the pack from preying on cattle in Stevens County, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday. Read story