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County officials and farm group criticize state’s new land acquisition proposal

Land acquisition by state agencies is draining county coffers, particularly in Okanogan County, said Washington Farm Bureau members and Okanogan County officials. Jon Wyss, the Okanogan County Farm Bureau president, presented …

State selling house and outbuildings near Twisp

One residence and nine outbuildings four miles south of Twisp are being offered for sale by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The buildings include a house and wooden storage sheds, most with metal roofs. People may bid on individual buildings or on more than one. WDFW will award the buildings to the...

WDFW proposes to monitor fish in Methow streams, rivers

By Ann McCreary Submerged antennas would be placed in up to 19 streams and rivers in the Methow Valley to monitor endangered fish species through a project proposed by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The Methow Valley Ranger District is proposing to issue a five-year special use permit to WDFW to install and...
Lookout wolves: Wildlife officials say pack is up to five members

Lookout wolves: Wildlife officials say pack is up to five members

By Ann McCreary
Wildlife officials have confirmed that five gray wolves, believed to be a breeding pair and their offspring, are living in the Lookout Pack territory in the mountains southwest of Twisp. “As of late December …

Cougars on the prowl, not increase, officials say

By Ann McCreary
The recent series of cougar attacks on domestic animals may have people wondering if there are more cougars than usual in the Methow Valley. Not so, says a wildlife researcher who has studied cougars here for more than a decade.

Steelhead fishing continues on Methow River

By Mike Maltais
The Methow River from its mouth upstream to the confluence with the Chewuch River remains open as do portions of the Okanogan, Similkameen and mainstem Columbia rivers.
Methow steelhead fishery will continue

Methow steelhead fishery will continue

By Mike Maltais
The fishery for hatchery steelhead in the Methow River can continue for the time being, but with caveats.
State looks at new tax payment ideas for WDFW land

State looks at new tax payment ideas for WDFW land

By Marcy Stamper
Washington has set up a work group to review the way the state compensates counties for nontaxable land, which may help resolve a long-standing issue for Okanogan County.
Managing the big cats

Managing the big cats

Groundbreaking study changes how state’s cougar population is controlled   By ANN McCREARY The social behavior of cougars, studied for more than a decade by a team of state biologists, is the basis for a new approach to managing the big cats in Washington. The research has revealed that cougar populations are naturally self-controlling because...

Planning underway for economic study of WDFW land purchases

BY MARCY STAMPER Although they have been unable to agree on a common list of questions, Okanogan County and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are both going ahead with plans to analyze the economic impacts of the agency’s land acquisitions in the county. “We’ll do an independent analysis – if that’s the...