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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014


Six sea lions killed to protect Columbia salmon

FISHING -- Six California sea lions have been killed to protect endangered salmon crossing Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River, the Associated Press reports. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife spokeswoman Jessica ...

FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014


Trucks ready to haul salmon around Wanapum Dam

FISHING – As construction workers race against the biological clocks of salmon to make fish ladders at Wanapum Dam operational, state fishery managers say they are standing ready with an alternate plan ...

TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

Comments sought on Snake River chinook proposals

FISHING -- With an encouraging run of spring chinook forecast for 2014, he Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is taking public comments on proposals for a spring chinook salmon fishery on the Snake ...

TUESDAY, MARCH 25, 2014

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2014

Lawmakers leave 3 unconfirmed on wildlife panel

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT -- The Washington Senate's Natural Resources and Parks Committee took the time to hold confirmation hearings on three Fish and Wildlife Commission members, but they never bothered to vote ...

TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014

TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014

Woes continue for Kenai king salmon fishing

FISHING -- The famous huge king salmon of Alaska's Kenai River continue to be in jeopardy.   Here's the latest. Associated Press   KENAI, Alaska — For the first time ...

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

FRIDAY, FEB. 28, 2014

FRIDAY, FEB. 21, 2014

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19, 2014

Spokane woman appointed to state Salmon Board

FISHERIES -- Samantha Mace of Spokane has been appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to the Salmon Recovery Funding Board, the state Recreation and Conservation Office has announced. The board  administers grants for projects that ...

THURSDAY, JAN. 23, 2014

TUESDAY, JAN. 21, 2014

Revised plan is status quo for Columbia salmon

FISHING -- The federal government’s management plan for protecting salmon and steelhead populations imperiled by federal dams in the Columbia River basin differs little from its earlier version and continues ...

SATURDAY, JAN. 18, 2014

FRIDAY, DEC. 6, 2013

Columbia River Treaty hearing set in Pasco Monday

RIVERS -- Discussions on revising the Columbia River Treaty are picking up, as the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee plans a field hearing Monday, Dec. 9, in Pasco to learn about regional ...

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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. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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