Teanaway Community Forest Advisory Committee to begin recreation planning

01/05/2017 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News    OLYMPIA – The Teanaway Community Forest Advisory Committee will begin developing a recreation plan for the forest when it meets on Thursday, Jan. 12, in Cle Elum. The meeting, which will be open to the public, will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at …

Washington State steelhead license plate now available for purchase

01/03/2016 – John Snyder – Northwest Fishing News    OLYMPIA – Steelhead enthusiasts can now show support for their favorite species by purchasing a vehicle license plate with an image of Washington’s iconic state fish. The steelhead specialty plate went on sale today and revenue generated from plate sales will be used by the Washington …

WDFW seeks comments on management plan for Scotch Creek and Sinlahekin wildlife areas

11/29/2016 – John Snyder – NWFN   OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on a draft management plan for the Scotch Creek and Sinlahekin wildlife areas in north central Washington. WDFW also will host a public meeting next month to discuss the plan. The meeting is scheduled …

WDFW Designates The Last of the Wild Steelhead Gene Bank rivers For The Lower Columbia River

03/16/2016 – John Snyder – NWFN   OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will no longer release hatchery-reared steelhead in the Grays River to help preserve the wild steelhead population near the mouth of the Columbia River. The Chinook River, which flows into the Columbia 15 miles farther downstream, will also …