With summer Chinook adult spawner counts on track to achieve preseason return estimates, and sockeye salmon numbers looking even better than advertised, Oregon and Washington fisheries officials this week gave their go-ahead for two more weeks of commercial fishing for treaty tribes on the Columbia River mainstem reservoirs above Bonneville Dam.
The 12th annual Mt. Adams Country Bicycle Tour rolls out of Trout Lake this Saturday, June 28, featuring four picturesque rides options ranging from easy to challenging.
Bikers form group to study possibilities
Sockeye salmon, known for their bright red meat and high oil content, are starting to surge up the Columbia River on their spawning mission toward the Okanogan and Wenatchee rivers -- which branch off from the big river in central Washington -- and toward the Snake River’s Salmon River drainage.
PARKDALE — In partnership with the Hood River Crag Rats Mountain Rescue Organization, the Hood River Ranger District will host free interpretive tours of the historic Cloud Cap Inn.
SKATE YOUR SKILLS competition will be Saturday, June 28, at 11 a.m. at the Ben Rockwell Memorial Skate Park, West Second and Mt. Hood streets, in The Dalles. DJ Zinker will provide entertainment. Hotdogs, pizza and drinks will be for sale. Entry fee is $5.
Full-time deputy will patrol Lower Deschutes
Off-channel habitat created in a river’s flood plain – sloughs, beaver ponds, wetlands and side channels – can play an important role in salmonid production.
The Department of the Interior announced Monday that the Bureau of Reclamation will make $1.8 million available for comprehensive water studies addressing climate change options to three western river basins, with the largest grant going to the upper Deschutes River basin in central Oregon.
Oregon and Washington fishery managers of Columbia River on Wednesday approved both tribal and non-Indian commercial fisheries for the early summer period, and laid out the ground rules for sport fisheries that are expected to target Chinook salmon and what is expected to be a bumper crops of sockeye salmon returning, for the most part, to the Okanogan River basin.
The Bonneville Power Administration said it incurred $682.4 million in total fish and wildlife costs during fiscal year 2013, a total derived in great part by the need to buy and sell power and operate dams with the goal of improving salmon and steelhead passage up and down the federal Columbia/Snake River hydro system.
GRANTS PASS — Conservation groups and salmon advocates have challenged the Obama administration’s latest plan for making Columbia Basin dams safe for salmon.
On June 12, 17 Columbia Gorge Community College nursing students transitioned into nursing graduates in front of their family, friends and instructors at the Ft. Dalles Readiness and Workforce Innovations Center.
Cottonwood Canyon exhibit uses ranch items
From archery to tennis, disc golf and water fun, there is plenty to do in the gorge