»Play Video This undated photo provided by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows a steelhead in the Lower Deschutes. For many anglers, fall is all about summer steelhead — and the Lower Deschutes is one of the best rivers in the West to fish for the elusive, aggressive, oceangoing rainbow trout. (AP Photo/Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife via The Bulletin)
You can't fish for trout, salmon, steelhead or sturgeon on some rivers, says Oregon's Department of Fish and Wildlife.
In this June 25, 2015, photo, photographer Mike Siegel of the Seattle Times stands during an uphill hike on Mount St. Helens in Washington. A group of local media were invited to take part in a new hike that later in the summer the Mount St. Helens Institute will offer, guided hikes featuring up-close views of the glacier and the inside of the crater. (Natalie Behring/The Columbian via AP).
There's another feature inside the crater that's often overlooked in this active volcano. It's also a relative rarity: a glacier that's growing in size, not shrinking.
A “Bambi Bucket,” hanging from an Alaska National Guard helicopter releases hundreds of gallons of water onto the Stetson Creek Fire near Cooper Landing, Alaska.
Wildfires are tearing through some drought-stricken areas of the West. They include a massive blaze in a remote area and some smaller but dangerous fires.
FILE--In this July 24, 2007, file photo, dust and debris fly as explosives are set off at the Marmot Dam on the Sandy River near Sandy, Ore., in the first step towards its, complete removal. Plans for various iterations of salmon restoration in the Columbia River Basin have been litigated in court for more than two decades and the battle is about to resume. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, Pool)
A massive federal habitat restoration effort in the Columbia River Basin has spent more than $700 million on breaching levies, restoring tidal channels, reconnecting floodplains and other actions meant to boost salmon and steelhead populations imperiled by hydroelectric dams.
Chinook salmon moving upstream (FILE Photo: Wikicommons)
State wildlife officials are blaming warm water in the northwest for unusually high numbers of chinook salmon carcasses found in the Willamette, Clackamas and Santiam rivers.
File--In this Aug. 30, 2007, file photo, Andrew Schurr leads Cal Seabaugh up the Pacific Crest Trail near Santiam Pass, Ore., in the Oregon Cascades. For the first time, the U.S. Forest Service has restricted, to 50 per day, the number of "thru-hikers" embarking from the trail's southernmost point in Campo, Calif. (David Patton/Albany Democrat Herald via AP, file)
Build a trail from Mexico to Canada, and a trickle of hardy souls will see if they can cover it, pushing through parched desert, driving rain and sky-high fields of snow. Let Hollywood glamorize the trail a half-century later and the masses will arrive, prepared or not.
Firefighters are worried about backyard and camp fires getting out of control as the state contends with hot, dry conditions through the summer months.
»Play Video What do you get when you cross the Pike Place Fishmongers with grizzly bears at the zoo? A high-flying treat! Two fishmongers brought their world-famous salmon toss to Woodland Park Zoo on Thursday, and grizzly bear brothers Keema and Denali loved it. The event previews the zoo's annual "Bear Affair," which is Saturday, June 6th, 2015. Zookeepers and conservation experts will be on hand to offer tips on how to safely coexist with bears and other Northwest wildlife. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)
What's the difference between tossing a fish to tourists, and to bears? A lot more risk...check out these pics from earlier in the week as the Pike Place Market fishmongers threw to Woodland Park Zoo bears!
NASA released photos on Wednesday that show how the low winter and early spring precipitation has impacted the Pacific Northwest’s snowpack.
»Play Video A photo of Detroit lake last year (courtesy: Kane's Marina) and another taken on May 23.
According to the Oregon State Marine Board, the water level is almost 40 feet below normal. The historically low snowpack in the Oregon Cascades is to blame.
»Play Video Mount St. Helens viewed aerially from the northeast before the 1980 eruptive activity. Dashed line marks boundary of area removed by the May 18 blast.
"I think this was a turning point in the way people approached these kinds of potentially active, explosive volcanoes," said Mike Dungan, a volcanologist with an office at the University of Oregon.
Photo courtesy of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.
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.
FILE - In this undated file photo, boats float on Crater Lake at the dock area in Crater Lake National Park, Ore. Major road and parking lot improvements, a possible Sister City agreement with China, the Crater Lake Lodge’s 100th anniversary, the National Park Service’s 2016 Centennial, expanded vehicle-free days and creation of a possible Crater Lake symphony are among many projects at a busy Crater Lake National Park slated for the 2015 season. (Alisha Roemeling/The Statesman Journal via AP, File)
Major road and parking lot improvements, a possible Sister City agreement with China, the Crater Lake Lodge's 100th anniversary, the National Park Service's 2016 Centennial, expanded vehicle-free days and creation of a possible Crater Lake symphony are among many projects at a busy Crater Lake National Park slated for this season.