Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Outdoors

OLYMPIA — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has released the latest big game hunting season and regulation information, including a decision from the WDFW director about …

Grizzly Bears one step closer to returning to North Cascades

SEDRO-WOOLLEY - Federal agencies have taken a major step towards reintroducing grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state, where the bears have been functionally extinct for …

PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations for its newly formed Pacific Northwest Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RRAC). The nomination period opened on …

WDFW opens applications for Wildlife Diversity Grants

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced that it is now accepting applications for Wildlife Diversity Grants to fund projects aimed at protecting the state's most …

LEAVENWORTH— Natural resource specialists with the U.S. Forest Service and Chelan County Natural Resources are partnering with the North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative (NCWFHC) …

Registration is now open for a series of free virtual workshops aimed at helping individuals learn how to incorporate native plants into their landscapes, whether they have a compact city patio or a …

WENATCHEE — Following a successful year of prescribed burning in 2023, when over 10,000 acres of fuels were underburned or pile burned across the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, spring prescribed burning operations will begin across the forest as soon as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow. Forest Service crews plan to use prescribed fire across approximately 9,951 acres on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest this spring.

Two-day sturgeon retention window opens in The Dalles Pool

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced a limited two-day opening for white sturgeon retention in the Columbia River stretch between The Dalles Dam and John Day …

OLYMPIA – Fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have scheduled numerous opportunities for the public to participate in setting state-managed salmon seasons …

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is now accepting public comments on proposed rule changes to 2024-2026 hunting season regulations. WDFW is accepting public …

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is launching an updated version of the Fish Washington app, Fish Washington 2.0 , and invites the public to share feedback on the …

OLYMPIA – Razor clam diggers can look forward to more opportunities on coastal beaches beginning Feb. 21, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) coastal shellfish managers confirmed …

Comments sought on Lower Lake Cle Elum fuel break

CLE ELUM, — The Cle Elum Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest is asking for public input on a proposed fuel break near Lake Cle Elum. The fuel break is proposed to reduce …

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced an immediate closure on fox trapping within the boundaries of several national forests to safeguard the endangered Cascade red …

OLYMPIA – The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission met virtually Feb. 16 and decided on Deer Lake rule making and heard updates on proposed rules for cougar and black bear hunting seasons. …

PORTLAND – As the winter recreation season continues and parts of the Pacific Northwest Region remain blanketed with snow and ice, the Forest Service is urging all visitors to prioritize their …

Hobbling off into the sunset

All good things must come to an end, to include this weekly column.  I’ll admit the last few days have been rough.  I was exhibiting at the very well-attended Washington …

Looking Ahead To March Fishing

It’s hard to think of fishing for most of looking at iced-in boat ramps and/or iced-over lakes, but the ice will likely thaw by the beginning of March, and you’ll have some great …

Outdoors Roundup

BOB BUGERT APPOINTED TO THE WASHINGTON RECREATION AND CONSERVATION FUNDING BOARD   Leavenworth resident Bob Bugert has been appointed by Governor Jay Inslee to the Washington …

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