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Causeway removal meant big jump in juvenile salmon

June 6, 2022, 7:41am Latest News

The return of young salmon to the eelgrass beds of the tidelands below Indian Island’s sandstone-stacked bluffs has been swift following the removal of an earthen causeway that opened fish passage. Read story

A youth division competitor in the Whatcom World Cup catches air shortly after embarking down the SST trail on Bellingham???s Galbraith Mountain.

Where to find great mountain biking trails in every direction from Seattle

A youth division competitor in the Whatcom World Cup catches air shortly after embarking down the SST trail on Bellingham???s Galbraith Mountain.

June 6, 2022, 6:00am Life

With lush forested hillsides, passionate trail builders and a temperate climate conducive to year-round riding, the Pacific Northwest is one of the world’s premier regions for mountain biking. Read story

A view of Odell Lake, a mountain lake in Oregon's Cascade Mountain Range.

Mackinaw trout big lure in Oregon

A view of Odell Lake, a mountain lake in Oregon's Cascade Mountain Range.

June 5, 2022, 6:02am Northwest

Steve Nicovich is trolling a large plug lure deep in the bowels of Odell Lake in search of one of its famed mottled marauders when something almost appears to happen. Read story

Guide Bill Monroe, (left), with a client and a nice spring Chinook caught in the Columbia River during last year's spring salmon fishery. Projections for the spring Chinook run are up this year, and anglers should see better fishing than the past few years.

Spring Chinook, sturgeon fishing days added on Columbia River

Guide Bill Monroe, (left), with a client and a nice spring Chinook caught in the Columbia River during last year's spring salmon fishery. Projections for the spring Chinook run are up this year, and anglers should see better fishing than the past few years.

June 3, 2022, 5:31pm Latest News

With returns continuing to come in above expectations, fishery managers from Washington and Oregon on Thursday agreed to add more spring Chinook fishing days above Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, and increase the daily spring Chinook limit on the portion of river below Bonneville from June 4-15. Read story

Black bear pops up in Benton wheat field near Columbia River. No, really

June 3, 2022, 7:24am Northwest

A farmworker had a startling surprise as he checked sprinklers in a wheat field near Paterson — a bear. Read story

Hoof disease has crossed the Columbia River and been observed in elk in northwest Oregon, as evidenced by this 2015 trail camera photo.

Study finds elk hoof disease may affect antlers

Hoof disease has crossed the Columbia River and been observed in elk in northwest Oregon, as evidenced by this 2015 trail camera photo.

June 3, 2022, 7:21am Latest News

A disease in elk that causes deformed hooves and eventually leads to lameness and death is also associated with abnormal, asymmetrical antlers, a Washington State University-led study of hunter reports has found. Read story

A WSU Vancouver graduate student leaves Vancouver Lake after taking water samples in 2019. Algal blooms in the water have been an issue for years.

Vancouver Lake site of harmful algae

A WSU Vancouver graduate student leaves Vancouver Lake after taking water samples in 2019. Algal blooms in the water have been an issue for years.

June 1, 2022, 5:44pm Clark County Health

A harmful algal bloom has been spotted at the Vancouver Lake swim beach, according to Clark County Public Health. Read story

A Chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville in June 2012. Steelhead and Chinook salmon are the most abundant IHNV-vulnerable species in the Columbia Basin, and the disease is particularly deadly to their young.

Fishing report for Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributaries, May 23-29

A Chinook salmon, second from the bottom, swims in the Columbia River with sockeye salmon at the Bonneville Dam fish-counting window near North Bonneville in June 2012. Steelhead and Chinook salmon are the most abundant IHNV-vulnerable species in the Columbia Basin, and the disease is particularly deadly to their young.

June 1, 2022, 3:11pm Outdoors

Sampling summary for Washington Columbia River mainstem and tributaries, May 23-29 Read story