Tag Archives: Southwest Washington

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

WDFW Commission sets waterfowl seasons, discusses elk with hoof disease

For more information on elk hoof disease, see WDFW’s recent news release at http://wdfw.wa.gov/news/jun2314a/ and the department’s wildlife health webpage at http://wdfw.wa.gov/conservation/health/hoof_disease/.

With a record number of ducks counted on the northern breeding grounds this year, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved migratory waterfowl hunting seasons for this fall and winter during a public meeting in Olympia Aug. 8-9. The commission,

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ in Washington this Fourth of July Holiday

Target Zero Traffic Safety Task Force

Americans love to celebrate the Fourth of July with family, friends, food and fireworks, but too often alcohol turns the party into a tragedy, making this iconic holiday one of the most deadly days of the year on the nation’s

Wildlife Department plans to survey elk with hoof disease, euthanize those with severe symptoms

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) plans to conduct a broad-based survey this summer of elk with hoof disease in southwest Washington and will likely euthanize those with severe symptoms of the crippling ailment. To help

Washington heightens scrutiny of timber harvests near geological hazards

WA DNR

Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark has announced new requirements for proposed timber harvests near potential landslide hazard areas. Applicants for harvest permits will be required by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which Commissioner Goldmark administers, to

WDFW will hold two public meetings on hoof disease in S.W. Washington

Hoof Rot Disease

OLYMPIA – State wildlife managers believe they are close to determining the cause of hoof disease in southwest Washington elk and plan to hold two meetings in April to share results to date and answer questions from the public. The

New biosolids land application site proposed in Elma

OLYMPIA – A Southwest Washington company proposes a 130-acre biosolids land application site in Elma. The site, near 1715 W. Main St. consists of five fields. It would accept biosolids from the city of Elma wastewater treatment plant. Biosolids from

Operation Safe Harbors nets nearly 100 arrest in Southwest Washington

Eighty-nine fugitive felons, including 10 sex offenders were arrested in a three-day roundup by the U.S. Marshals Service, police and deputies in Grays Harbor, Pacific and Mason counties this week. “Operation Safe Harbors was a multi jurisdictional sex offender compliance

WSDOT: Cleaning of three southwest Washington bridges could affect traffic

It’s not quite spring, but starting Monday, Feb. 3, Washington State Department of Transportation crews will be doing some heavy cleaning on three steel bridges in Cowlitz and Lewis counties. The State Route 4 Peter Crawford, State Route 433 Lewis

Strong storm to impact Southwest Washington region

South Bend, WA – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a High Wind Warning for the South Washington Coast. The strongest storm system so far this winter will bring strong wind to our region. The warning is

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