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Fishing report: Dec. 17

December 16, 2020, 8:13pm 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 Dec. 16. Read story

Razor clam digs along the Washington coast have been shut down for the last two months due to high levels of a neurotoxin called domoic acid in the clams. The toxin does not affect the clams, but can cause amnesiac shellfish poisoning, a potentially deadly disease, in humans.

Demoic acid keeps clammers off Washington beaches since mid-October

Razor clam digs along the Washington coast have been shut down for the last two months due to high levels of a neurotoxin called domoic acid in the clams. The toxin does not affect the clams, but can cause amnesiac shellfish poisoning, a potentially deadly disease, in humans.

December 16, 2020, 5:12pm Newsletter

Beaches are filled with record number of clams this winter Read story

Elliott State Forest

Oregon OKs OSU’s plan for Elliott Forest

Elliott State Forest

December 13, 2020, 2:00pm Northwest

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University’s bid to manage the Elliott State Forest took a huge step forward Tuesday. Read story

Fishing report: Crabbing closes on south coast

December 9, 2020, 8:21pm Outdoors

Effective immediately, the recreational Dungeness crab fisheries on the Washington coast south of the Queets River will close due to elevated marine toxin levels, state shellfish managers announced today. Read story

Conservation hatcheries in California have been raising tens of thousands of coho salmon to release into creeks.

Scientists solve mystery of mass coho salmon deaths. The killer? A chemical from car tires

Conservation hatcheries in California have been raising tens of thousands of coho salmon to release into creeks.

December 6, 2020, 12:45pm Northwest

When officials in Seattle spent millions of dollars restoring the creeks along Puget Sound — tending to the vegetation, making the stream beds less muddy, building better homes for fish — they were thrilled to see coho salmon reappear. Read story

This photo was captured from behind North Falls at Silver Falls State Park, Ore.

12 perfect Oregon day hikes for a clear December day

This photo was captured from behind North Falls at Silver Falls State Park, Ore.

December 6, 2020, 6:00am Latest News

When you get a sunny day in the thick of Oregon’s rainy season, it’s wise to take full advantage of the opportunity. Read story

The WDFW has tentatively set a very generous razor clam schedule through December, and clammers enjoyed a rare September dig earlier in the month. Most clam diggers took nice limits of good-sized clams, a very good sign for the rest of the digs scheduled for this fall.

December razor clam digs in Washington canceled due to marine toxins

The WDFW has tentatively set a very generous razor clam schedule through December, and clammers enjoyed a rare September dig earlier in the month. Most clam diggers took nice limits of good-sized clams, a very good sign for the rest of the digs scheduled for this fall.

December 3, 2020, 5:56pm Latest News

Washington's ocean beaches will remain closed to razor clam harvest through December 31 after test results on ocean beaches indicate levels of domoic acid that exceed the threshold set by state public health officials for safe consumption. Read story

Fishing report: Dec. 3

December 2, 2020, 7:54pm 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 Dec. 2. Read story

Clark County parks passes on sale

December 2, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Annual parking passes are now on sale for Frenchman's Bar Regional Park, Lewisville Regional Park, Salmon Creek Regional Park and Vancouver Lake Regional Park, according to a county news release. Read story

Two mountain bikers ride the Gray Butte Trail near Smith Rock State Park.

Offseason riding keeps the fun moving along in Oregon

Two mountain bikers ride the Gray Butte Trail near Smith Rock State Park.

November 29, 2020, 5:50pm Northwest

BEND, Ore. — Mountain biking season never really ends in Central Oregon — riders just find different areas to go. Read story