The memorable scenes of loons in the 1981 movie ‘On Golden Pond’ were my first introduction to common loons, but it would be more than 30 years before I saw one in person.
The Washington State Parks on Thursday announced the list of state parks that will be open for day use, camping and overnight moorage on June 1.
Idaho Panhandle National Forests is preparing campgrounds for forest visitors in alignment with state orders and federal phased reopening plans.
The WDFW issued a fishing rule change on Thursday, allowing sockeye retention and reducing the steelhead daily limit in portions of the Columbia River.
Any time I get arrogant, Mother Nature or the full moon or Mercury work their strange ways to reacquaint me with humility. The pattern is so reliable, I only buy waterproof mascara these days.
The volcanoes of the Cascades are alive. They rumble, they roar – they even breathe.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 28
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The Environmental Protection Agency issued a report Tuesday detailing summertime water temperature problems on the lower Snake and Columbia rivers and assigning significant responsibility to federal dams.
BILLINGS – Before the COVID-19 pandemic, way back in the 1300s there was a pestilence known as the “Black Death,” also called bubonic plague. Estimated to have killed millions during several outbreaks, the bubonic plague is caused by a bacteria known as Yersinia pestis.
Reversing course again in a 30-year-old battle over protection of a weasel-like mammal that eats porcupines, the U.S. government is declaring the Pacific fisher endangered in the southern Sierra Nevada but denying protection elsewhere in California and Oregon.
James Dyson sucked for a long time before he finally made something that didn’t suck only because — and this is important — it sucked.
Dozens of Idaho campgrounds will be open just in time for Memorial Day weekend, officials at various Idaho national forests announced last week. But many others will remain closed — some, as usual, because of snowy mountain conditions, but some because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Forty years ago on May 18, 1980, at 8:32 a.m., Mount St. Helens erupted.
Alan Liere’s fishing-hunting report for May 21
Gary Miller took this photo of a female black-headed grosbeak on Tuesday near Four Lakes. “Staying home and staying healthy isn’t so bad when there’s a variety of birds visiting,” he said.
The Columbia River Salmon Fishery Policy Workgroup will hold a virtual public meeting later this month to continue its work reviewing the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission’s policy on salmon management in the Columbia River basin. The workgroup, made up of three commission members, will meet May 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The meeting will be conducted via webinar in response to continued concerns about the spread of COVID-19. The public will be able to view the meeting online and provide testimony, according to a WDFW news release.
Canada lynx are an elusive, lithe cat that thrives in powdery snow at high elevations. Where other carnivores – coyotes and bobcats, for instance – flounder, lynx excel with snowshoe like feet and long limbs allowing them to chase their preferred prey, snowshoe hare, through deep snow.
Spokane’s hometown outdoor consignment shop expanded its inventory and rebranded this month.