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  • 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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