Outdoors

Outdoors BLM hosting open house Thursday BLM hosting open house Thursday (Video)
The meeting is Thursday afternoon (May 28) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Salmon Room at the Mill Casino to discuss its Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Western Oregon forests.
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.