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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

Fishing report Oct. 22

October 21, 2020, 7:23pm Outdoors

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife suspended all razor clam digs along the Pacific Coast on Wednesday because of high levels of domoic acid. Read story

FILE - In this April 24, 2008, file photo, a sea lion eats a salmon in the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam in North Bonneville.

Sea lions take big bite out of early salmon runs, new study finds

FILE - In this April 24, 2008, file photo, a sea lion eats a salmon in the Columbia River near Bonneville Dam in North Bonneville.

October 20, 2020, 11:30am Latest News

Early runs of wild spring Chinook salmon returning to the Columbia River are bearing the brunt of sea lion attacks, a new study suggests. Read story

A pair of geese preen their feathers at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge at the western end of the Columbia River Gorge.

The 10 best bird watching spots close to Clark County

A pair of geese preen their feathers at the Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge at the western end of the Columbia River Gorge.

October 19, 2020, 6:02am Latest News

Whether you’re craning your neck to see sandhill cranes or hoofing it down the trail for a rough-legged hawk, there are several ways and places to go bird watching close to Portland this fall. Read story

The Storey Burn Trail runs through the Tillamook State Forest in Oregon's Coast Range, near the start of the original Tillamook Burn fire in 1933.

Hiking through the Tillamook Burn: An Oregon forest recovers, decades after devastating fires

The Storey Burn Trail runs through the Tillamook State Forest in Oregon's Coast Range, near the start of the original Tillamook Burn fire in 1933.

October 18, 2020, 12:45pm Latest News

It’s quiet in the Coast Range forest, the morning mist giving way to blue sky, sun cresting the hilltops and filtering in through the trees. Read story

The dogs are getting excited, as are local waterfowl hunters, for the duck and goose seasons open this Saturday. Local public marshes look pretty good going into the season.

Waterfowl season to open with more geese, fewer ducks

The dogs are getting excited, as are local waterfowl hunters, for the duck and goose seasons open this Saturday. Local public marshes look pretty good going into the season.

October 15, 2020, 7:05pm Outdoors

Waterfowl seasons open this Saturday, and hunters will find conditions about average for this time of year, as well as decent numbers of ducks and geese to target. Read story

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

Washington approves six days of razor clam digging starting Friday

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

October 14, 2020, 6:22pm Outdoors

Washington state shellfish managers have approved six more days of razor clam digging starting Friday after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. Read story

A view of Bonneville Dam from the Hamilton Mountain trail. The six-mile round trip hike is steep, but offers expansive views of the Columbia River Gorge.

Steep hike up Hamilton Mountain worth it for Columbia River Gorge views

A view of Bonneville Dam from the Hamilton Mountain trail. The six-mile round trip hike is steep, but offers expansive views of the Columbia River Gorge.

October 14, 2020, 6:19pm Outdoors

The trail up to Hamilton Mountain offers natural beauty and breathtaking views. That is, of course, if the climb up hasn't already taken your breath away. Read story

Fishing Report, Oct. 15

October 14, 2020, 6:18pm 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. 13. Read story