Tag Archives: LAKE

Additional trout releases to focus on lakes in Seven Western Washington counties

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is stocking 47 western Washington lakes with 340,000 catchable-size trout this fall. This is nearly four times more fish than were released last fall in western Washington. WDFW is currently stocking lakes

Migratory fish return to Upper Elwha River for the first time in over a century

These two images show the difference in the Elwha River's flow from July 10 to August 1.  The remaining dam is circled in yellow in each image.  Now that flows have dropped enough to expose the concrete, dam removal can begin again.

Thanks to a radiotracking program begun this spring, fisheries biologists confirmed yesterday that two radio tagged bull trout have migrated through Glines Canyon and are now upstream of the former Lake Mills in Rica Canyon. Two other bull trout have

Board of Natural Resources acts to reimburse Pacific and Wahkiakum counties for marbled murrelet restrictions

The state Board of Natural Resources yesterday authorized the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to transfer about 66 acres of forestland, managed for the benefit of Pacific and Wahkiakum counties, into conservation status. The parcels were selected because

FBI seeks information on bank robber nicknamed the ‘Quick-Change Bandit’

Quick Change Bandit

The Seattle Safe Streets Task Force is seeking information about a bank robber nicknamed the “Quick-Change Bandit.” The unidentified bank robber is believed to have robbed at least two different banks within an hour on Monday, August 18 and changed

Washington’s Clean Boating Program wins $1.5 Million federal grant for waste pumpouts

Pumpout Washington is a project of Washington Sea Grant, in partnership with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced a $1.5 million grant to the Washington State Parks Department’s Clean Vessel Act (CVA) Program, which works in partnership with Washington Sea Grant to help marinas install and operate septic pumpout stations, educate marina

Olympic National Forest asks “Which roads are important to you?”

Olympic National Forest Seeks Input on Identifying a Sustainable Road System

The Olympic National Forest is hosting open houses asking the public to share the areas and roads they use on the Forest.  This information will help the Forest identify a financially sustainable road system that meets diverse access needs, minimizes

Mason County search crews find missing 10-year old safe Friday morning

Hernandez family after Nathan was brought back to them

Search-and-rescue crews have located the 10-year old boy missing in Mason County overnight, spotted by helicopter around 9:30, he was reported safe shortly after. Searchers from Grays Harbor, Thurston, Pierce and Mason counties searched for the boy after he disappeared

State Update: Fires hold steady as victims get help

Mills Canyon fire at night, July 9, 2014. Photo by Vladimir Steblina / InciWeb

The state’s lead fire fighting agencies—the Department of Natural Resources (DNR)andthe State Fire Marshal’s Office of the Washington State Patrol (WSP)—continued to lead state government’s response today to multiple wildfires  in central and eastern Washington today.   Okanogan County: Fires

Boating Program urges boaters to be safe this Fourth of July weekend

Washington State Parks Boating Program

Thousands of boaters will hit the water this July 4th holiday to enjoy the weather and to get the best views of waterfront fireworks shows. Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Boating Program urges boaters to stay safe and pack

Board of Natural Resources approves land purchase on Olympic Peninsula for Common School Trust

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The Board of Natural Resources today authorized the purchase of an 80-acre parcel of forestland on the Olympic Peninsula. The parcel, which is zoned as commercial forest, will be purchased from a private seller for $250,000. The Washington