Outdoors

WENATCHEE - Forest visitors will be able to enjoy campfires in most areas of the national forest soon.  Stage 1 public use fire restrictions, namely restrictions on the use of campfires in dispersed recreation areas, that have been in effect in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be lifted...

Prescribed fire helps restore the forest and remove unhealthy woody fuel build-up near N acreshes, WA in 2016 on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
OKANOGAN/CHELAN COUNTIES - From the Canadian border to south of Yakima, firefighters in Central Washington are planning to burn thousands of acres this fall to increase forest health and protect nearby communities. Excluded from the ecosystem for nearly 100 years, frequent, low-intensity fire is...
OKANOGAN – The National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are hosting a public meeting on the Draft North Cascades Ecosystem Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS).  Meeting participants will have an opportunity, through a lottery...
OLYMPIA – Marine law enforcement agencies on Washington state’s marine and fresh waterways will conduct safety emphasis patrols over Labor Day weekend — specifically targeting stand up paddleboarders. The goal is to educate them about laws and safe practices. “Stand up paddleboarders need to know...

Beaver restoration site tours will be offered on Sunday morning Sept. 15. Sign up at Saturday’s event and choose an easy, moderate, or more strenuous option. Courtesy Methow Beaver Project
WINTHROP - The Methow Beaver Project will hold its first Beaver Celebration on Sept. 14 and 15, 5-9:30 p.m.  Come join in the fun at this free event, starting with a social in Mack Lloyd Park at 5 p.m. on Saturday the 14th.  Mingle and share in the excitement around beaver ecology and restoration...

A bounty of dungeness crab. Courtesy of WDFW and Laura Coyle
Summer is slipping away.  If you have a family and haven’t gotten out to fish, hike, paddle or camp do so before the kids head back to school. Saltwater Fishing Crabbing is a great option and you don’t need a boat to get in on the action.   The marina at Westport is a fun place to go crabbing and...
Sedro-Woolley – The National Park Service (NPS) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) are reopening the public comment period on the Draft North Cascades Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft EIS) for 90 days, through October 24, 2019. The public is invited to...

The Roman family was well represented in this year’s derby. Of the seven youngsters, three caught salmon in the Youth Division (8-14 years) and four in the Child Division (8 and under).
BREWSTER – The 14th annual Brewster Salmon Derby got the green light again this year as fishermen traded tether hooks for salmon hooks and hit the river While the King of the Pool catch was a couple pounds lighter than those of the past two seasons, it was still large enough at 25.20 pounds to...
(StatePoint) - Great Outdoors Month, celebrated in June, is the perfect opportunity for a camping expedition. Before packing up, consider the following ways to make the most of your trip. • Stargaze: Urban and suburban living can interfere with your stargazing potential. Take advantage of your...
  CHELAN - The 2nd annual Lake Chelan Memory Club ‘The Longest Day’ golf tournament, with proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association, will be held on Saturday, June 22 at Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course. The tourney is hosted by former Seattle Seahawk, David Kirtman. ‘‘I’m playing golf to help...

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