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Outdoors blog archive for June 2011


Backpackers find snow up the Stehekin Valley in North Cascades National Park during the first week of June, 2011. (Hillary Landers)

North Cascades hikers limited by snow

BACKPACKING -- A group of Western Washington University students found plenty of snow-free landscape for backpacking and camping up the Stehekin Valley from Lake Chelan last week. Portions of the Pacific Crest Trail in North Cascades National Park were snow-free and easy cruising, they said.…

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Imnaha wolf pack strikes again on livestock

PREDATORS -- After the Imnaha pack in northeastern Oregon was implicated in another loss of livestock, state officials have ordered another wolf removed from the pack. That will make three down from Oregon's first confirmed breeding pack in the past few weeks. Two wolves from…

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Learn about fish of Montana's Fish Creek

FISHING -- Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks fisheries biologist, Ladd Knotek, will present a free program about the population and health of fish in the Fish Creek drainage on Saturday, 7 p.m., at Big Pine Fishing Access Site Campground. That's right off I-90 west of…

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MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

Methow trails group seeks executive director

TRAILS -- For the first time in its 33 year history, the Methow Valley Sport Trails Association is hiring a new executive director to lead a group that's developed one of the nation's top cross-country and cycling trail systems and associated events and programs. The…

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Lewiston angler Chuck Thompson holds the huge chinook salmon he hooked Sunday morning in the Clearwater River. It weighed in at almost 36 pounds more than four hours after being caught.  (Courtesy photo)

Idaho boosts Clearwater salmon limits

SALMON FISHING -- The Idaho Fish and Game Commission today increased the bag limits on adult chinook salmon in the Clearwater River drainage to two per day and six in possession. The commissioners also set a limited jacks-only season on another section of the upper…

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Riverside State Park plans forest thinning

STATE PARKS -- Preliminary plans to thin some forest areas in Riverside State Park to reduce fire danger and the spread of bark beetle infestations will be presented at a public meeting tonight, 6 p.m., at the Shadle Park Public Library. Park officials say the…

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Free fishing derby for kids in Asotin County

KID FISHING -- The Umatilla National Forest and Asotin County Sportsmen's Association are celebrating National Fishing Week with two kid fishing derbies on the Washington side of th Blue Mountains next weekend. No fishing license will be needed, but children participating in these events will…

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This zebra mussels on this boat indicte why state officials are concerned about spread of the exotic species in northwest waterways. In this case, a Florida man trailered his boat across the country before being stopped at State Line by Washington State Patrol officers. The mussels can spread wildly when reintroduced to other waters.

Biologists explains zebra mussel threat

INVASIVE SPECIES -- Mike Wilkinson, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s aquatic invasive species biologist, will give a free program focusing on the threat of zebra mussels invading the region’s waters on Tuesday, 7 p.m., at the Inland Northwest Wildlife Council office, 6116 N. Market…

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Group vows to sue over sewage in Selway River

NATIONAL FORESTS -- An environmental group is vowing to sue the Nez Perce National Forest over allegations the agency is allowing undertreated sewage to be discharged into the Selway River and South Fork of the Red River. Moscow-based Friends of the Clearwater sent letters to…

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SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2011

Mount Rainier National Park superintendent leaving

PUBLIC LANDS -- The superintendent of Mount Rainier National Park is leaving to become superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park. Dave Uberuaga (oo-buh-RAH’-guh) told park employees about the move Tuesday in an email. The News Tribune reports Uberuaga started at Mount Rainier in 1984 and…

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