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  • 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.

  • 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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, …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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.”

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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, …

  • Cameras track rebounding species

    Washington’s wild areas are becoming more diverse and interesting as several furbearing species – wolverine, fisher and sea otter – slowly recover some of their former range. Here are three …



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