Tag Archives: Columbia River

Our View: Orcas should be allies, not enemies, in salmon efforts

Southern Resident Killer Whales have come to achieve nearly unanimous popularity in the communities surrounding Puget Sound, acquiring folk hero status in the past half century. Their trials and tribulations are fodder for endless coverage on Seattle TV news; 153,000 people belong to the Orca Network on Facebook, devoted to fan mail and reporting up-to-the-minute […]
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Partnership forms to fight fires from the river 

The Trident has languished. In 2014, the Port of Astoria took ownership of the Trident, a federally funded emergency response boat with high-tech equipment and two water cannons, promising to add a new dimension to waterfront firefighting. Since then, the boat has mostly languished on a floating mattress at the West Mooring Basin, its electronics […]
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This Ship Could Provide Relief After A Cascadia Megaquake

A former Navy landing ship commissioned during World War II could come to the rescue when a big Cascadia earthquake hits someday. A former Navy landing ship commissioned during World War II could come to the rescue when a big Cascadia earthquake hits someday. A group based in Astoria, Oregon, envisions a new role in […]
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Where should Columbia River boaters go in a Cascadia tsunami?

Study: they should get to nearest hight point on land and head uphill — not out to sea. Boaters in the Columbia River Estuary have about ­seven minutes to decide how to evacuate during a tsunami. The estimate comes from a study, published by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries, exploring how a […]
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Our View: Rebuild partnerships to protect salmon

I It is in these early months each year when a sense begins to emerge about the condition of forthcoming salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest. Mysterious to the uninitiated, the North of Falcon season-setting process is of prime importance not only to fishermen but to all who care about the struggles of iconic regional […]
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Sturgeon fishing to open on lower Columbia River

Season starts in May. Fishermen will get a brief shot at landing white sturgeon on the lower Columbia River beginning in May. Oregon and Washington state fishery managers announced Thursday that the river will be open for retention fishing of white sturgeon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from May 13 through June 5. Source: Sturgeon […]
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Both sides on gillnet issue dig in

A crucial vote concerning the Columbia River Reforms regarding gillnets will be taken by the full Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission at a meeting on June 6-7 in Salem It will determine whether the alterations suggested by the joint-state task force will be adopted. Source: Both sides on gillnet issue dig in | The Columbian

Washington state allows gillnets back on the Columbia River

A temporary reversal of a hard line, The Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission is giving commercial gillnet fishermen time on the Columbia River this year, temporarily reversing a policy that had banned them from the river’s main stem. The commission voted 3-1 Saturday in favor of the change, which would allow gillnets during the […]
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Spring and Kazuri are this hunter’s early warning system for waterfowl

State Library Ed. Note: Scroll down for content regarding gill-netting, sea lions and ODFW workshops. My hearing aids each have their own ears and even eyes … as complete a hunting system as possible for waterfowl…. The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission last week abandoned hard-won salmon harvest reforms on the lower Columbia River, potentially […]
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Rare swamp habitat changes hands

Just over 900 acres of rare Columbia River spruce swamp near Knappa is now in the hands of a coastal land conservancy. The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization, transferred ownership of Blind Slough Swamp Preserve to North Coast Land Conservancy, which manages land across Clatsop County, on Valentine’s Day. The transfer enlarges the coastal […]
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