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WDFW seeks input from fishing industry on $40 million in relief spending

June 2, 2021, 8:08am Business

ABERDEEN — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking feedback from commercial fishers, shellfish growers, charter boat owners, seafood processors and members of the public as it develops a spending plan for $40 million in federal relief funding for industry members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

A bear helps itself to a birdfeeder in a backyard. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Tom Moats contends that if you are feeding birds in bear country during the spring, you are bound to draw bears. Birds have plenty of wild food available in the spring.

Bears and fawns, oh my: Washington expert says leave baby deer alone, discourage bruins

A bear helps itself to a birdfeeder in a backyard. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Officer Tom Moats contends that if you are feeding birds in bear country during the spring, you are bound to draw bears. Birds have plenty of wild food available in the spring.

June 1, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

This the time of year when humans encounter wildlife. Deer and other animals are having babies, and bears are emerging from their winter dens hungry. The bears are desperately seeking sources of food, and are drawn to bird feeders, trash cans and pet food near homes. Also, deer are having… Read story

Virus spreads from B.C. fish farms to wild Chinook salmon, study finds

May 27, 2021, 7:39am Northwest

A virus is being transmitted between net-pen salmon farms and wild juvenile Chinook salmon in British Columbia waters, according to new findings published Wednesday in Science Advances. Read story

Fishing report, May 24

May 26, 2021, 4:02pm 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 May 24. Read story

Vancouver seeks input on parks and recreation

May 21, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Life

Vancouver is asking residents to share how they currently use the city’s parks, trails and open spaces and looking for suggestions on how to improve in the future. Read story

Fishing report, May 18

May 19, 2021, 4:36pm 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 May 18. Read story

Ice Harbor Dam on the lower Snake River. Dam breaching on the lower Snake River to recover salmon and steelhead runs in the Columbia basin has been a divisive issue for the last 30 years, pitting farming, power, and transportation interests against fisheries and conservation interests.

Gov. Inslee, Washington’s U.S. senators reject GOP congressman’s pitch on Lower Snake River dam removal

Ice Harbor Dam on the lower Snake River. Dam breaching on the lower Snake River to recover salmon and steelhead runs in the Columbia basin has been a divisive issue for the last 30 years, pitting farming, power, and transportation interests against fisheries and conservation interests.

May 14, 2021, 7:58am Latest News

Washington state’s U.S. senators and its governor have joined forces against a proposal from U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, to remove four hydroelectric dams on the Lower Snake River and replace their benefits as part of a multitrillion dollar infrastructure bill being crafted by the Biden administration. Read story

The WDFW has set a two-day razor clam schedule at Mocrocks Beach for Saturday, May 15 and Monday, May 17, 2021.

Razor clam digging at Mocrocks Beach OK’d for Saturday, Monday

The WDFW has set a two-day razor clam schedule at Mocrocks Beach for Saturday, May 15 and Monday, May 17, 2021.

May 13, 2021, 5:11pm Latest News

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife shellfish managers have approved two days of razor clam digging at Mocrocks Beach only on Saturday, May 15, and Monday, May 17, after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.   Read story

The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is one of four dams on the Snake River that would be slated for removal in proposal made by an Idaho congressman.

Bold proposal to breach Snake River dams

The Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River is one of four dams on the Snake River that would be slated for removal in proposal made by an Idaho congressman.

May 13, 2021, 6:01am Latest News

A bold proposal to remove four dams on the lower Snake River to aid in salmon recovery has been set forth by an Idaho congressman. Read story

Fishing report: May 10

May 12, 2021, 10:13pm 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 May 10. Read story