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More frequent and intense wildfire — and all the associated smoke — changes what birds are seen and heard, according to a new University of Washington study. While that's a rather … more
The annual Washington Fishing Rules Pamphlet is now available online for the coming year, detailing fishing rules and regulations for the state’s many lakes, rivers and marine areas from July 1, … more
The Windy Ridge Viewpoint at Mount St. Helens reopened this week. “Forest Road 99, Windy Ridge is now open for the season,”  the U.S. Forest Service announced.  “Please be … more
Daniel Meyer, an Adna 14-year-old, caught a monstrous largemouth bass last week at Fort Borst Park Pond, coming in at 10.19 pounds. The state record is 12.53 pounds. “I’ve been … more
It wasn’t something I would normally do. My fishing trips typically consist of solo ventures or with one or two family members or close friends. So to hire a fishing guide and join four … more
State shellfish managers have approved four more days of razor clam digging at Mocrocks Beach only, after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat. The approved morning razor clam digs … more
If you’re looking for some climbing, some slime and some Bigfoot lore, the recently-reopened Ape Cave at Mount St. Helens may be the sweet spot. The pitch-black cave provides a trek into where … more
State shellfish managers were hoping for some good news this week from domoic acid tests on razor clams. They didn't get it. "We were hoping that today's razor clam domoic acid results would allow … more
GRAND COULEE — The sky was still the deep blue of early morning and dominated by the moon when Michael Schroeder leaned in and asked, over the wind, "Can you hear them?" I listened. I heard … more
A drop in the number of reports of sick or dead birds across Washington and other Northwest states means backyard bird feeders can be put back up, according to the Washington Department of Fish and … more
Nearly 2,000 rainbow trout were planted in Deep Lake at Millersylvania State Park in south Thurston County Monday. According to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1,815 fish weighing … more
Warnings of sick songbirds contaminating feeders spread throughout Washington earlier this year and led to many bird lovers taking down feeders or ramping up their cleaning tactics. The … more
Amid low returns, fishery managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) this week  announced a closure to sportfishing in the Queets, Quinault, Humptulips and Chehalis … more
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced that salmon fishing is closed on the Cowlitz River, Cispus River and Lake Scanewa effective Friday, March 5. It will be closed until further … more
Because bird feeders continue to be a way the disease salmonellosis is spread among birds, the state Department of Fish & Wildlife has extended a recommendation to keep feeders down until at … more
Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency’s 108th birthday on Friday, March 19, by enjoying a state park for free that day.  March 19 is the third of 12 State … more
Current salmon forecasts indicate 2021 sport and commercial fishing opportunities will be similar to those set last year for Grays Harbor and Willapa Bay. "Washington salmon seasons are likely to … more
When skiers, snowboarders and winter enthusiasts head to White Pass Ski Area this winter, it will be a much different experience than years past. It will be more reminiscent of a time before large … more
A forager trudges through a thick patch of western sword ferns before emerging through onto a flat, pine-needle-covered forest floor on a damp Sunday afternoon. A ribbon of sunshine flashing through … more
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