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Parking passes now on sale for Clark County regional parks

December 6, 2023, 5:55am Clark County News

Annual parking passes for Clark County regional parks are now available. The annual passes are $30 and are valid from the date of purchase through the end of 2024. Read story

The Lower White Salmon Coalition, a collection of local organizations, recently published its 157-page package touching on conservation, landownership and recreation strategies for the titular waterway. The group created the document to serve as guidance during eventual land sales from PacifiCorp, the company that owns 550 acres surrounding the White Salmon River.

Lower White Salmon Coalition releases its long-range vision for White Salmon River corridor

The Lower White Salmon Coalition, a collection of local organizations, recently published its 157-page package touching on conservation, landownership and recreation strategies for the titular waterway. The group created the document to serve as guidance during eventual land sales from PacifiCorp, the company that owns 550 acres surrounding the White Salmon River.

December 5, 2023, 6:07am Clark County News

In October 2011, the ground shuddered as 700 pounds of dynamite exploded Condit Dam to release the White Salmon River from its century of captivity. Read story

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shows a sow grizzly bear spotted near Camas in northwestern Montana. A federal judge in Montana has shortened this winter&rsquo;s wolf trapping season to protect grizzly bears that have not yet begun hibernating from getting caught and injured in traps. The state says it plans to appeal the preliminary injunction issued Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2023.

Grizzlies once roamed the Cascades; some people want them to return

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks shows a sow grizzly bear spotted near Camas in northwestern Montana. A federal judge in Montana has shortened this winter&rsquo;s wolf trapping season to protect grizzly bears that have not yet begun hibernating from getting caught and injured in traps. The state says it plans to appeal the preliminary injunction issued Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2023.

December 3, 2023, 3:03pm Latest News

Bubbles tumbled and danced on the surface of this creek as stones interrupted the flow of the aquamarine water, once home to spring Chinook and steelhead, below the bank where Scott Schuyler and his daughter Janelle walked in early November. Read story

Anglers gather at Klineline Pond to fish for trout. The lake was red-hot after the Black Friday stockings, but has since slowed. Upcoming stockings will revive the bite.

Large winter trout still waiting to be caught at local lakes

Anglers gather at Klineline Pond to fish for trout. The lake was red-hot after the Black Friday stockings, but has since slowed. Upcoming stockings will revive the bite.

December 2, 2023, 6:02am Outdoors

The winter trout season kicked off on Black Friday, with several local lakes stocked with larger than usual rainbow trout for the event. Read story

Hikers who follow the wet-season route for Saddle Dam trail will pass this 109-year-old chestnut tree.

Saddle Dam trail a good trek no matter the season

Hikers who follow the wet-season route for Saddle Dam trail will pass this 109-year-old chestnut tree.

December 2, 2023, 6:01am Outdoors

Saddle Dam trail, along the shore of Yale Reservoir, is little-known, thus little-used. But the route has many redeeming qualities. Read story

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

Washington Columbia River tributary fishing report for Nov. 20-26

Salmon fishermen on the Columbia River.

November 29, 2023, 3:15pm Outdoors

The Washington Columbia River tributary sport sampling summary for Nov. 20-26: Read story

Beacon Rock State Park (The Columbian files)

Do you want to visit a WA state park for free? Here are 12 days that you can in 2024

Beacon Rock State Park (The Columbian files)

November 27, 2023, 7:41am Latest News

Did you miss the 12th and final day of this year to visit one of Washington’s state parks for free? Not to worry: The Washington State Discover Pass Program has announced designated free days for 2024. Read story

A technician surveys the treatment zone of the mid-Snake River to check the success of the recent treatment for quagga mussels. A routine survey conducted in September found evidence of the invasive mussel, triggering a massive response.

Columbia River Basin on alert for quagga mussels

A technician surveys the treatment zone of the mid-Snake River to check the success of the recent treatment for quagga mussels. A routine survey conducted in September found evidence of the invasive mussel, triggering a massive response.

November 25, 2023, 6:05am Editor's Choice

On Sept. 18, 2023, the presence of quagga mussels was confirmed within the Snake River near the town of Twin Falls, Idaho, during regular invasive species monitoring by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture (ISDA). Read story