Outdoors

Outdoors Crater Lake increasing entrance fees starting May 15 Crater Lake increasing entrance fees starting May 15
Beginning next winter, the park will collect a $10 per vehicle fee for visitors coming to enjoy the winter scenery and recreational opportunities. The park has always been authorized to charge fees in the winter, but has not done so in the past. Keeping the park open in the winter is very expensive, and it is hoped that the winter fee might help repair and maintain facilities that are subject to extreme wear and tear when kept open during the severe conditions encountered at the park in winter. Entrance stations will not be open, but visitors will be asked to stop at the visitor center to voluntarily submit the winter fee.
Outdoors Razor clamming closed along entire Oregon Coast Razor clamming closed along entire Oregon Coast
Razor clamming is closed along the entire Oregon Coast due to elevated levels of domoic acid, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said Thursday.
Outdoors ODFW collecting rainbow trout for pilot study at Diamond Lake ODFW collecting rainbow trout for pilot study at Diamond Lake
Starting Monday, biologists will use two gill nets set for several hours each of three nights. A maximum of 250 trout will be collected and sampled this year as part of the pilot study. Gill netting is typically lethal so trout will be donated to local food banks, says the ODFW.
Outdoors Triple rainbow? What does it mean? Triple rainbow? What does it mean?
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When one (or two) rainbows just won't do, head to Orcas Island during a rain storm.
Outdoors 250,000 Chinook salmon to be released into Blossom Gulch 250,000 Chinook salmon to be released into Blossom Gulch
City officials say the program allows the juvenile salmon to live in Blossom Creek where CH2M Hill/OMI staff members feed them several times a day for a few months until they're ready to be released from the creek and eventually make their way out to the bay and the Pacific Ocean.