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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
While the majority of Washingtonians support legal hunting, more people than ever don't care, according to a survey commissioned by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and published … more
Some call turning 50 getting “over the hill.” For Neal Kirby, who spent over two decades as a school principal in Centralia, turning 70 means getting over the volcano — five … more
Visitors to the Gifford Pinchot National Forest could soon pay more for parking and camping passes, with the forest service suggesting fee increases at several outdoor spots. If all proposed fees … more
The Coldwater Lake Recreation Area is located 45 miles east of Castle Rock in the heart of the blast zone near the Science and Learning Center at Coldwater and Johnston Ridge Observatory. Visitors … more
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Game Warden Dave Jones says he was just as shocked by reports of a dead grizzly bear on a Whatcom County beach last week as anyone else. In fact, he … more
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission unanimously voted to deny a petition allowing those 65 and older to use a crossbow for hunting during archery season. The commission is appointed by the … more
Human-animal encounters — of the violent kind — have been in the news. Most notably, and closest to home, a 9-year-old girl was attacked by a cougar less than two hours from Spokane. … more
Mountain goats and their kids were visible from the Johnston Ridge Observatory at Mount St. Helens this Wednesday evening as the observatory closed for the night after its second day open in three … more
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