Latest Columbia River Stories
By Fred O. Williams A foe of a proposed apartment complex in the Village of Orchard Park has unearthed environmental concerns about the village-owned site, which is used for waste storage by the Public Works Department.
Meeting tonight to discuss hatchery reprogramming WASHOUGAL - A public meeting will begin at 6 p.m. today at Washougal Community Center, 1701 C St., to discuss changes in the salmon and steelhead hatchery operations along the lower Columbia River.
By ALLEN THOMAS Ending a decade of negotiations, U.S. District Court Judge Garr King in Portland has approved a 10-year agreement governing the catch of salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River between the four tribes with treaty rights and non-Indians.
By ALLEN THOMAS State wildlife officials will learn in November the fate of a grant application for $739,000 to redevelop the Langsdorf Landing boat ramp along the Columbia River downstream of Vancouver.
By ALLEN THOMAS Odds and ends from the Columbia River fisheries realm.... Big changes are coming to the operation of salmon and steelhead hatcheries on lower Columbia River tributaries.
By Andrew Weeks, The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho Aug. 4--Sometimes nature can use a little boost.
By Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Aug. 3--Dozens of species of plants that covered the Mid-Columbia before the landscape gave way to crops and manicured lawns will be grown in a new greenhouse at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
By Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, Kennewick, Wash. Jul. 31--The Department of Energy will pay a $25,000 fine and pay for a natural resource expert for Hanford after missing two deadlines for preparing radioactive waste to be shipped to New Mexico for disposal.
By Rocky Barker, The Idaho Statesman, Boise Jul. 26--The first sockeye salmon of the year returned to the Sawtooth Valley on Friday, and fisheries biologists are hoping hundreds more will follow.
By Scott Sandsberry YAKIMA --Anglers will have the 31 days of August plus Labor Day - - compared to just 12 days last year -- in the popular "Buoy 10" fall chinook fishery near the mouth of the Columbia River, but won't be as fortunate upriver.
The Columbia Plateau ecoregion is a Level III ecoregion designed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington, with little areas over the Washington state border in Idaho. This ecoregion stretches across a wide swath of the Columbia River Basin from the Dalles, Oregon to Lewiston, Idaho to Okanogan, Washington near the Canadian border. It incorporates nearly 500 miles of the Columbia River, as well as the lower reaches of major tributaries....
Symbol: GRCO Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Biennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48 N Synonyms: GRNAC Grindelia nana Nutt. ssp. columbiana Piper GRNAD Grindelia nana Nutt. var. discoidea (Nutt.) A. Gray Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:ID, OR, WA Classification: Kingdom Plantae – Plants Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular...
The Short-horned Lizard is a small lizard that occurs in North America. Like other horned lizards, it is often wrongly called the "Horned Toad", but it is not a toad at all. It is a reptile, not an amphibian. It is also one of five species of lizards found in Canada. Taxonomy The taxonomy of the Short-horned Lizard is in the midst of a major revision based on recent research. As of 2004, accepted nomenclature recognizes two species: Phrynosoma douglasii (Bell 1829), the Pygmy...