On Thursday, the National Park Service celebrated its 100th birthday. Its second century began with it a daunting task: Make America’s best idea better and do so while facing underfunding, overcrowding, privatization and global warming. The agency’s success will likely be determined by how well it broadens its base of support.
South Sound fishing report for lakes, salt water and rivers. The staff at the Point Defiance Boathouse Marina reports trolling and jigging has worked for catching salmon in Marine Area 13, south of the Narrows Bridges, in places such as Chambers Bay and Point Gibson
It’s the heart of summer so more time will be spent in our yards, local parks and other favorite outdoor places. This means the possibility of seeing some new birds is on the horizon. Having a good bird book adds to the fun. A new book, or rather a rewrite of an old favorite, has just been released. “Birds of the Puget Sound Region — Coast to Cascades” is great.
A bat-killing fungus recently detected for the first time in western North America is genetically similar to strains found in the eastern United States. It did not likely originate in Eurasia, according to a study published in the journal mSphere.
State Fish and Wildlife Commission approved the new licenses at a meeting earlier this month. The Fish Washington license is a combination license with several key endorsements. The other is a combination license for seniors.
There are 17 National Park Service units in the state. They protect natural wonders, ancient geological history and sites that reflect darker times in the nation’s history. Here is a look at each unit in Washington.