Outdoors blog archive for April 2012

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U.S. District Judge James Redden, shown in February 2006, has asked for a different judge to be assigned the case considering the operation of the Columbia Basin hydroelectric dams and their impact on salmon. (Associated Press)

Redden says Snake River dams should go

RIVERS -- In an interview for a television broadcast, U.S. District Judge James A. Redden, who presided over the Northwest's biggest salmon lawsuit for nearly a decade, said the Snake River's four hydropower dams should be breached to help wild salmon. Redden made the comments...

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This photo taken July 29, 2011, shows an aerial view of the Elwha Dam west of Port Angeles, Wash. Dignitaries will gather at the site today to mark the beginning of the process to dismantle the dam. (Associated Press)

Elwha Dam is history

RIVERS -- Ding Dong the Dam is Gone.... That's the report from Olympic National Park. The decades-old project to remove Elwha Dam and return the Elwha River to the once flourishing run of jumbo chinook salmon has hit a milestone. The dam is gone. We...

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Waging war: one weed at a time

TRAILS -- I'm working late today, after taking the morning off to give a little TLC to a local hiking-biking route. Portions of the route were overwhelmed by spotted knapweed a few years ago before I started spot-spraying the weeds as they emerge in spring....

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column.

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