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Hearing set on county ordinance to hike WATV penalties

Hearing set on county ordinance to hike WATV penalties

The Okanogan County commissioners will hold a July 9 public hearing on an ordinance that would increase the penalty for illegal operation of wheeled all-terrain vehicles (WATVs) to $500 on a county road not open to the vehicles, and to $1,000 in a posted environmentally sensitive area.
No housing shortage for bluebirds in the valley   

No housing shortage for bluebirds in the valley   

As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, Western and mountain bluebirds are migrating back to the Methow Valley, and they’re finding new homes when they arrive. Local residents volunteered time on a recent Saturday morning to install more than 40 bluebird nesting boxes at several sites …
Gray wolf in Loup Loup pack gets new GPS collar from WDFW

Gray wolf in Loup Loup pack gets new GPS collar from WDFW

State wildlife officials replaced a GPS collar on a gray wolf in the Loup Loup pack earlier this month as part of an ongoing effort by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to monitor and study wolves throughout Washington. Using a helicopter on …
State grants will benefit projects in, near Methow Valley

State grants will benefit projects in, near Methow Valley

The Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program (WWRP) received $80 million with the recent passage of the state’s $4.3 billion capital budget. Included in the funding are two projects in or near the Methow Valley that are funded under WWRP’s land-restoration and enhancement category.
DNR planning Wolf Creek/Virginia Ridge logging and timber sale

DNR planning Wolf Creek/Virginia Ridge logging and timber sale

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing a forest-improvement timber sale next year in the Virginia Ridge and Wolf Creek areas, plus a small section near Mazama, a total of 750 acres. The largest unit, about 390 acres, goes from the Methow River to Wolf Creek Road …
Fish hatchery transfers to PUD operation near completion

Fish hatchery transfers to PUD operation near completion

Despite concerns that 90 days was too rushed for a smooth transition of operations at the Methow and Wells fish hatcheries, the switch is nearly complete, with 10 people hired by the Douglas County Public Utility District (PUD) to run the two facilities...
Recovery of Atlantic salmon continues after net failure near Anacortes

Recovery of Atlantic salmon continues after net failure near Anacortes

Cooke Aquaculture, which raises Atlantic salmon at eight locations in the Puget Sound, has 60 days to repair net pens near Bainbridge Island, the Washington Department of Resources (DNR) told the company last week. The discovery of problems at these net pens comes two months …
Douglas PUD hiring fish hatchery staff

Douglas PUD hiring fish hatchery staff

The Douglas County Public Utility District (PUD) is making substantial progress in its plans to assume management of the Methow and Wells hatcheries by the end of November. The PUD has hired a supervisor for each hatchery and received enough résumés for hatchery specialists that it is …
Conservation groups challenge wolf killings

Conservation groups challenge wolf killings

Two conservation groups have filed a lawsuit seeking to stop the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) and its director, James Unsworth, from killing any more gray wolves, which are listed as an endangered species by the state. The suit, filed …
WDFW investigates apparent poaching of cow elk in Fawn Creek area

WDFW investigates apparent poaching of cow elk in Fawn Creek area

State wildlife officials are investigating the apparent poaching of a cow elk, after finding a severed head on Sept. 22 that appeared to be deliberately placed next to a U.S. Forest Service road in the Fawn Creek area. “The disembodied head was neatly placed on the …