Stories tagged: Olympic National Park
Sun., May 6, 2018, 11:49 a.m.
Plan to remove goats from Olympics could begin this summer
Federal and state officials plan to capture and relocate as many mountain goats from Olympic National Park to the North Cascades and killing the others.
Fri., April 6, 2018, 9:56 a.m.
Woman leaves $1 million to Washington’s national parks
Officials say Washington state’s three national parks have received a $1 million donation from the estate of a woman who loved the outdoors.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:29 p.m.
Two men sentenced to prison for cutting tree in national park
Two men are going to prison and must pay about $17,500 in restitution after pleading guilty to cutting down a tree in Olympic National Park.
Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Man who cut maple tree by Olympic National Park gets prison
Federal officials say a man will spend 30 days in prison for cutting down and stealing a big leaf maple tree near Olympic National Park.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 2 p.m.
Washington Gov. Inslee writes letter of opposition to national park hike proposal
Gov. Jay Inslee says that a National Park Service plan to impose steep increases in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks would hurt rural counties in Washington …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017
Editorial: $70 park fee doesn’t add up
The Trump administration is calling for a $297 million cut to the Park Service budget, which would be slightly more than total entrance fee collections under the $70 proposal.
Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
U.S. considers higher entry fees at 17 popular national parks
The National Park Service is floating a steep increase in entrance fees at 17 of its most popular parks, mostly in the West, to address a backlog of maintenance and …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Officials to decide fate of peninsula mountain goats
In 2010, a mountain goat in Olympic National Park gored a 63-year-old hiker and severed an artery. Then the goat stood over the bleeding man and prevented rescuers from tending …
Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Olympic National Park provides terrific fall hiking options
Hikers have been held hostage by a summer of smoke in the Inland Northwest. While much of the West continues to burn, creating unhealthy and even dangerous conditions on regional …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 2:52 p.m.
Officials think body found in Olympic National Park is missing hiker
Officials believe a body found in Olympic National Park is a hiker who went missing in April.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 10 p.m.
Searching for closure: Families of missing hikers looking for answers
A Pacific Crest Trail hiker last seen in Central Washington remains missing, but the ongoing search has been far from futile.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
Search for two men in Olympic National Park suspended
Officials have suspended their search for two men missing in Washington state’s Olympic National Park, including a 20-year-old hiker from New Jersey missing for the past week.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
Crews locate plane after crash in Olympic National Park
Two people on board a plane that was reported missing after it crashed in Olympic National Park have been hospitalized with minor injuries.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Olympic park to allow clamming for first time since 2012
A section of Olympic National Park will open for clamming for the first time in five years.
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 4:55 p.m.
Wilderness area in Olympic National Park to be named for Dan Evans
The wilderness area inside the Olympic National Park would be named for Dan Evans, a former Washington governor and U.S. senator.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
Fate of Olympic park historic chalet draws hundreds of comments
Hundreds have weighed in as Olympic National Park officials consider what to do with an historic chalet that’s being threatened by a river in a remote wilderness.
Tue., July 12, 2016, 11:31 a.m.
Biologist counting mountain goats in Olympic National Park
PORT ANGELES, Wash. – Wildlife biologists are counting mountain goats in Olympic National Park and nearby forest areas.
Wed., June 22, 2016, 4 p.m.
Lawsuit targets aging shelters in Olympic National Park
The Canyon Creek Shelter and four other aging Olympic National Park structures are at the heart of a lawsuit that pits wilderness preservationists against historic preservationists. Montana-based Wilderness Watch is …
Wed., June 1, 2016, 4:06 p.m.
Dam debris poses threat to people on Elwha River
Olympic National Park is warning rafters and swimmers about metal debris on the Elwha River where the Elwha Dam used to be.
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015
In brief: Duck and goose seasons approved
With a record number of ducks counted on the northern breeding grounds, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved migratory waterfowl hunting seasons last weekend. Under the waterfowl hunting package, …
Thu., Nov. 20, 2014
In brief: Anti-wolf group starts billboard campaign
A newly organized anti-wolf group says it’s targeting Spokane with a billboard campaign to highlight its concerns about the increasing number of wolves in Washington State. Four billboards featuring a …
Sun., Aug. 10, 2014
Park visit implants Olympic memories
The first family camping trip I remember was at Kalaloch, an Olympic National Park campground perched just above a wave-pummeled Pacific beach. My parents somehow snagged an oceanfront campsite. By …
Sun., Nov. 17, 2013
Elwha River sees chinook salmon run increase
PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The largest run of chinook salmon in decades returned to the Elwha River this fall, according to officials with the Olympic National Park. Fish are streaming …
Tue., Oct. 15, 2013, 8:17 a.m.
Stop at Olympic National Park, get $125 ticket
PORT ANGELES, Wash. — People who pulled into a ranger station at Olympic National Park over the weekend were given $125 tickets for “violation of closure.”
Sun., Aug. 11, 2013
Olympic national park celebrates diamond ‘in the rough’ anniversary
Olympic National Park is distinguished by its diversity. A visitor to the jewel of the Olympic Peninsula can walk alone on a remote ocean beach. A short drive away, the …
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012
Free-flowing Elwha rallies fish
PORT ANGELES – Scientists knew oceangoing fish would eventually return to the Elwha River on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula, once two massive concrete dams were torn down. They just didn’t …
Sun., July 10, 2011
Out & About: Here’s a chance for life on the rocks
OUTDO – A fun-oriented, weekend introduction to rock climbing is set for July 23-24 at Q’emiln Park in Post Falls. The annual UClimb sponsored by Mountain Gear enlists pro climbers …
Sun., June 19, 2011
Field reports: Local geese herded for population study
WILDLIFE – Biologists and volunteers herd Canada geese into pens and clamped leg bands on about 1,000 young birds in Eastern Washington in the past week for a Washington Fish …
Mon., Oct. 18, 2010, 3:01 p.m.
Killer Olympic goat had history of aggression
A mountain goat that fatally gored a hiker, then stood over the man and stared at people trying to help, had shown aggressive behavior in the past, Olympic National Park …
Sun., April 18, 2010
Field reports: Elk Foundation boosts state habitat
CONSERVATION – Wildlife conservation projects in 17 Washington counties have been selected to receive grants totaling $186,270 from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation this year. Asotin, Chelan, Columbia, Ferry, Garfield, …