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Washington state forest plan deems watershed as a priority

November 9, 2020, 11:01am Northwest

MOUNT VERNON — The Washington state Department of Natural Resources has made public its forest action plan for the year and identified the Skagit River watershed as a priority. Read story

Melissa Gray enjoys the outdoors with her hiking pals.

Hiking with dogs? Be leader of the pack

Melissa Gray enjoys the outdoors with her hiking pals.

November 8, 2020, 6:04am Life

SPOKANE — More and more people have discovered the great outdoors this season. Read story

Fishing Report: Washington beaches stay closed to clamming

November 4, 2020, 7:19pm Outdoors

Washington’s ocean beaches will remain closed to razor clam harvest until at least December after test results on razor clams dug at Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Kalaloch and Copalis indicate levels of domoic acid that exceed the threshold set by state public health officials for safe consumption. Read story

The Black Rock Trail leads mountain bikers alongside a vast lava rock field.

Black Rock Trail offers beauty, adventure

The Black Rock Trail leads mountain bikers alongside a vast lava rock field.

November 4, 2020, 6:00am Northwest

BEND, Ore. — Central Oregon boasts so many trails, but sometimes we get stuck in the routine of biking or hiking the same routes that have become our go-to favorites. Read story

Guidebook author Craig Romano on the Discovery Trail at Fort Vancouver near downtown Vancouver.

The trails less traveled in Vancouver

Guidebook author Craig Romano on the Discovery Trail at Fort Vancouver near downtown Vancouver.

November 3, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Life

The great thing about winter in Western Washington is how mild it stays. The coolness and dampness here are child’s play compared to in Craig Romano’s native New England. Read story

In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, a chinook salmon, below, and a steelhead, above, move through the fish ladder at the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

Washington salmon management challenged by anglers

In this Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, a chinook salmon, below, and a steelhead, above, move through the fish ladder at the Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

November 2, 2020, 8:08am Northwest

MOUNT VERNON — The Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife has argued that a group run by a fishing guide has no legal standing after the group challenged the agency's management of salmon in the region. Read story

A pair of climbers trek up Mount Jefferson.

Mountaineering raises the stakes of hiking and backpacking

A pair of climbers trek up Mount Jefferson.

November 2, 2020, 6:20am Life

BEND, Ore. — Mountaineering is for the people who look up at a mountain and decide, "that is the place I want to be." Read story

State parks offer final free days in November

October 31, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s two final free days of 2020 will happen in November. On these free days, day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass for vehicle access. Read story

When elk hunting season in Western Washington opens on Nov. 7, hunters will find similar conditions to what they were last year.

Health restrictions prevent officials from tracking region’s elk

When elk hunting season in Western Washington opens on Nov. 7, hunters will find similar conditions to what they were last year.

October 28, 2020, 8:02pm Newsletter

Elk hunting in Western Washington begins Nov. 7 Read story

Fishing report Oct. 29

October 28, 2020, 7:58pm 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. 26. Read story