Thursday, June 13, 2024
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OLYMPIA, - Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation requiring Washington fishers to possess a recreational fishing license for freshwater smelt, crawfish, and carp. The new law, which goes into effect on …

PORTLAND - The USDA Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Region is encouraging the public to enjoy the great outdoors by waiving day-use fees at most recreation sites in national forests across …

OLYMPIA - Fishing enthusiasts across Washington state are gearing up for the annual Free Fishing Weekend, set to take place on June 8-9. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is …

Hatchery spring Chinook season opens on Cascade River

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced the opening of a portion of the Cascade River to fishing for hatchery spring Chinook salmon. The season will run from May …

Tulalip Terminal area opens for Salmon fishing season

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced the opening of the Tulalip Terminal Area for salmon fishing from May 24 through September 2. The area, located west of …

Skagit River opens for hatchery spring Chinook fishing

MOUNT VERNON - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has announced the immediate opening of portions of the Skagit River for hatchery spring Chinook salmon fishing. The action comes …

State asks campers to not move firewood

OLYMPIA—Several state agencies are asking campers and outdoor enthusiasts to avoid moving firewood and instead buy it where they burn it this camping season. The Washington Invasive …

Forest headquarters office and visitor reception desk reopen

WENATCHEE - The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest headquarters office and reception desk located at 215 Melody Lane in Wenatchee is now open following renovations of the leased office space. Visitor …

Water safety reminders as boating season begins

OLYMPIA  –  Recreational boating is a popular pastime in Washington. In fact, nearly 225,000 vessels were registered in 2023. When you include Washington residents who own at least …

LEAVENWORTH - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced that the Icicle River will open for hatchery spring Chinook salmon fishing. The season will begin one hour before the …

OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has extended the special hunt permit application deadline one week, until midnight May 22. WDFW made this change to allow hunters …

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is now accepting public comments on proposed changes to cougar hunting seasons. The public may submit comments electronically, by …

Grizzly Bears to return to North Cascades Ecosystem

SEDRO-WOOLEY - The National Park Service and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service have announced their decision to actively restore grizzly bears to the North Cascades region of Washington, where the …

LEAVENWORTH- The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest has announced a new mobile application process for hikers seeking to obtain an Enchantment Permit Area Daily Lottery permit. Starting May 14, the …

OLYMPIA – Washington’s wolf population grew for the 15th consecutive year in 2023, according to the  Washington Gray Wolf Conservation and Management 2023 Annual Report , released …

OLYMPIA — Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has released the latest big game hunting season and regulation information, including a decision from the WDFW director about …

Grizzly Bears one step closer to returning to North Cascades

SEDRO-WOOLLEY - Federal agencies have taken a major step towards reintroducing grizzly bears to the North Cascades ecosystem in Washington state, where the bears have been functionally extinct for …

PORTLAND, Ore. – The U.S. Forest Service is seeking nominations for its newly formed Pacific Northwest Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RRAC). The nomination period opened on …

WDFW opens applications for Wildlife Diversity Grants

OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced that it is now accepting applications for Wildlife Diversity Grants to fund projects aimed at protecting the state's most …

LEAVENWORTH— Natural resource specialists with the U.S. Forest Service and Chelan County Natural Resources are partnering with the North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative (NCWFHC) …

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