Peter Hodum is a biology professor at University of Puget Sound
Terrence Douglas Hofstra, a former acting assistant superintendent at Olympic National Park, died June 3, according to a statement the National Park Service posted on its website on July 7.
Through a partnership between the state and Tacoma Power, anglers will get a second chance to catch up to 1,600 hatchery-reared summer steelhead moving through the Cowlitz River.
Four water access sites along the Columbia River behind Wanapum Dam will remain closed through Oct. 31 as crew continues to repair a fractured spillway at the dam.
The short Madison Falls Trail in the Elwha River valley will be closed to public use for three weeks beginning Monday. Olympic National Park trail crews and volunteers will work to make improvements to the trail, including construction of a new rock retaining wall, installation of new railings and trail surface, and revegetation of the work area, according to a park news release.
Another set of low tides late this week and into next week will offer excellent opportunities to explore for marine creatures living on local beaches.
The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture wants to help make your summer explorations more fun and exciting. That’s why it is holding the Burke Museum Summer Festival on Saturday.
Harbor WildWatch has moved its office and display materials to the Historic Skansie Brothers House at 3207 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor.
For three nights this summer, Metro Parks Tacoma is opening a beach for camping, starting Saturday at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park.
The Washington State Employees Credit Union and the Manufactured Home Recreational Vehicle Show Association have donated almost $15,000 to Washington State Parks.
Tickets are on sale for the July 25 showing of “Full Draw,” a tour of bowhunting movies that will be shown at the Washington Center Main Stage.
The Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge southeast of Colville is celebrating its 75th anniversary this summer to acquaint more people with recent visitor-friendly improvements to a niche protected mostly for wildlife.
Visitors to Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge can learn more about the environment by attending the 2014 Summer Lecture Series that begins Wednesday. This is the 27th year the series will take place.
Ilwaco: The salmon fishing remains very good, with the average catch last week at 1.41 fish per person. More than 90 percent of the fish caught were coho.
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