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The Washington State Discover Pass Program announced its free days for 2023 on Wednesday. On free days, visitors will not need a Discover Pass to park at Washington state parks or on land managed … more
While the warm weather and lack of moisture may have been a hindrance to Western Washington hunters early this 2022 hunting season, things got hot for the local modern black-tailed deer hunters … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)  last week reported evidence that cougars are killing wolves in Washington.  By using radio collar data, WDFW staff were able to … more
We have a people problem. That was the message Laura Prugh received from the U.S. Park Service in Glacier Bay, Alaska, several years ago. For Prugh, who studies human-wildlife interactions in the … more
After the Cowlitz Fisheries Technical Committee approved nearly $4.5 million in grants through the Cowlitz Restoration and Recovery Project aimed at habitat improvements in the Cispus River in a … more
Dozens of wooded miles away from Mount St. Helens, does a mountain goat become a forest goat? Apparently not, as one was recently spotted outside Castle Rock on a resident’s trail camera … more
Hoquiam’s Brian Dhoogie bagged this possible record elk while hunting on the 10,000-acre property at Broadmouth Canyon Ranch in Idaho about two weeks ago. He brought the meat from the animal … more
One of the largest species of birds in North American is breeding on the Columbia River near the Tri-Cities, leading to a change in the Washington state status of white pelicans from "threatened" to … more
Elk in Packwood can seem as common as pigeons in Seattle, but pigeons don’t tend to stand in the roadway, sift through trash or take up residence overnight in the front lawn. Along with the … more
Most of the year, Mount Rainier is a sleeping giant with a blanket of snow and a pillow of clouds. In ephemeral late summer, the mountain reminds us it’s teeming with life. Especially at … more
So you want to climb a mountain. Scratch that — a volcano. For many, especially those living in the Pacific Northwest, climbing Mount St. Helens is a great way to dip your toes into … more
Shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) last week announced 56 tentative dates for razor clam digs at coastal beaches from Sept. 22 through Dec. 28. "The … more
It’s not so easy to get a good look at the north side of Mount Hood. While folks in Washington might be used to a distant look at the north face of Oregon’s tallest mountain, … more
Chehalis resident Brian Zylstra captured these images during a weekend trip to Stafford Falls. These photographs were taken from near the Eastside Trail in Mount Rainier National Park on Sunday, Aug. … more
As fishers are carnivorous cousins of wolverines and predators of porcupines, one may think researchers would be hesitant about tromping through the Gifford Pinchot National Forest to find … more
Chehalis resident Brian Zylstra captured this photograph from the Skyline Trail above Paradise in Mount Rainier National Park while hiking Sunday. In the background are the Tatoosh Range and Mount … more
COUGAR — A bit sizzly up there on the surface, is it? Why not hang out down here, underground, with us supremely cool apes? The year-round temperature inside Ape Cave, a lava tube on the … more
Wolverines have reproduced at Mount Rainier National Park for a third year in a row, according to an announcement last week by the Cascade Carnivore Project. The news marks another positive … more
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