Outdoors



Agency urges holiday safety

PORTLAND — Memorial Day weekend typically marks the beginning of summer recreation season in the Pacific Northwest. While the nation pauses to remember its fallen service members on Monday, May 29, many Americans will also spend this weekend enjoying their freedom by visiting national forests, parks, wild and scenic rivers, and grasslands.

May 26, 2017 1:40 p.m. read more..


Purple Reign

Purple lupine flowers enjoy the recent sunshine on a hillside near the Rowena Crest Viewpoint.

May 25, 2017 12:30 p.m. read more..
  

Expert to discuss lead ammunition

Leland Brown, an expert from the Oregon Zoo, will be speaking about the use of lead and non-lead ammunition for hunting at the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum this Saturday, April 22.

April 19, 2017 12:27 p.m. read more..


Wet and Wild

A muskrat swims toward a stand of cattails as spring brings new life to a Klickitat County lake over the weekend.

April 12, 2017 1:39 p.m. read more..


Spring Croaker

A tree frog inflates its “vocal sac” and calls for a mate in a pond along Mill Creek. The vocal sac is a flexible membrane of skin possessed by most male frogs and is used to amplify their mating call. To call, air is expelled from the lungs, through the larynx, and into the vocal sac, which magnifies the sound.

March 28, 2017 1:28 p.m. read more..


Spring Courtship

A red-winged blackbird displays from the top of a cattail despite a day of clouds and rain in a Klickitat County marsh Monday afternoon.

March 21, 2017 1:35 p.m. read more..


Making snow cave handy winter skill

LOOKOUT PASS, Idaho (AP) — A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and positive attitudes for their first winter camping experience in snow caves.

February 11, 2017 12:18 p.m. read more..


ODFW headed to Portland

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites attendees at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show to stop by its booth in Hall B by the kid’s trout pond at the Portland Expo Center this week, ending Feb. 12.

February 8, 2017 1:52 p.m. read more..


Eagle Watch weekend

Ralph Thomas Rogers of Goldendale, at left, talks with presenter Catherine Flick with Friends of the Columbia Gorge during an eagle watch Sunday at The Dalles Dam Visitor Center.

January 31, 2017 2:02 p.m. read more..


Boaters warned of debris in area rivers

Last week's historic snowfall and the projected warm, and wet forecast this week sets up the perfect scenario for potential flooding on Oregon rivers, especially west of the Cascade Mountains. And with flooding comes debris flows with trees, root wads, and other material that can impact the safety of boaters on the water.

January 18, 2017 1:33 p.m. read more..


Surviving winter’s bite

Winter is a hard time of year for wildlife, but feeding deer can bring health problems that threaten their lives, said Jeremy Thompson, biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s office in The Dalles.

January 18, 2017 1:12 p.m. read more..
 

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