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Burn ban in place for Zone 3

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone 3 defined as lands between the Klickitat County Fire District No. 7 eastern boundary west to the western...

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 27, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Fish & Wildlife enforcement during the pandemic

On May 13 a regional news outlet reported the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife issued 17 fishing violations and three land use (trespassing)...

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 20, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Can we go camping Memorial Day weekend?

Memorial Day weekend is heralded as the kickoff to the summer camping season, but the COVID-19 pandemic will change that this year. In Washington, the majority of state parks (except for several in...

 

County bans burning in Zone 2

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone Two defined as lands between the Klickitat County Fire...

 
 News    May 6, 2020

Parks announces limited opening for day use

Saturday, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission announced the list of state parks that yesterday, May 5, for day use only. Most parks in the Columbia River Gorge will remain closed....

 
 By John Kruse    News    May 6, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Fishing and hunting return

GOOD EYE FOR WALLEYE: Wendy Herrera with a nice walleye caught in the Columbia River Gorge. The Washington Outdoors Report: Fishing and hunting...

 

Return to the Great Outdoors

WDFW and State Parks The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks) announced...

 

County establishes burn ban for Zone One

Klickitat County is establishing a ban on outdoor burning for Klickitat County Burn Ban Zone One defined as lands east of the Klickitat County Fire...

 
 By John Kruse    News    April 1, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Columbia Hills

Last week's edition outlined all of the public lands that were open in Washington State, albeit with several restrictions. We edited that column...

 

Washington campgrounds to close through April 30

Sunday the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission (Parks), Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the closure of all state...

 

County cities and agencies issue joint communication

A joint communication to the citizens of Klickitat County was released this afternoon (March 25) from the Klickitat County Board of Commissioners; the Cities of Goldendale, Bingen, and White Salmon;... Full story

 

Next State Parks free day is March 19

Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency’s 107th birthday on Thursday, March 19, by enjoying a state park for free that day. March 19 is the third of 12 State Parks free...

 
 By John Kruse    News    February 5, 2020

The Washington Outdoors Report: Fishing, politics, and a big show

This week we'll share the latest fishing reports from around the state, check in with the legislature about a bill of interest to outdoors enthusiasts...

 

GOP senators propose free use of state parks

Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Lead...

 

State Parks offers two free days in January

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits. The first free day is...

 

EPA approves Washington plan to improve drinking water, wastewater infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Monday announced it has approved funding in support of Washington’s $22 million plan for key drinking water projects and $120 million plan to improve...

 

State adds guidelines against urban forest pests

Pests looking to make their homes in Washington’s urban woods may now face a stronger defense, thanks to a new resource released this this month by the state’s Invasive Species Council. The...

 

Sneak Preview

The newly remodeled Goldendale Observatory isn't fully open yet, but the public can get an early view of it this Monday. The Observatory's giant...

 

Washington Parks recognized among top parks

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission was recognized recently as a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence at the National Recreation and Park Association annual...

 

Sept. 28 is next State Parks free day

No Discover Pass needed in honor of National Public Lands Day In honor of National Public Lands Day, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to visit a state park for f...

 

What should State Parks focus on in the future?

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is beginning the process to develop the agency's 2021-31 strategic plan and would like the...

 

State recruiting for Recreation and Conservation Funding Board

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office is recruiting for two new members for its Recreation and Conservation Funding Board, which awards grants to improve parks, trails, boating...

 
 By Rodger Nichols    News    August 7, 2019

Hiking trail links The Dalles with Troutdale

The prospect of a complete hiking and bike trail from Troutdale to The Dalles got a step closer Saturday when a three-mile stretch of new trail from...

 
 By Isabel Rodriguez    News    July 17, 2019

Girls scouting around state parks

With curious minds and an eagerness to pursue adventure and explore nature, the Girl Scouts of America are taking an active role in state parks. This...

 

State invests $16 million in grants to preserve forest land

The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Funding Board last week announced the award of more than $126 million in grants to a suite of 333 projects that build and maintain outdoor recreation...

 

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