Frank Haw talks about salmon fisheries
Frank Haw, author of several books and who served as the deputy director of fisheries for the state under two governors, will speak at Tuesday’s meeting of the South Sound Fly Fishers.
Haw will talk about the development of the state’s salmon fisheries, including the challenges, court battles and current issues. He will have copies of his recent book, “Washington’s Sport of Kings: Views of a Fisheries Insider,” available for purchase and signing.
The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. at the Boston Harbor Fire Station, 5046 Boston Harbor Road NE, Olympia. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information on the group, go to southsoundflyfishers.org.
Nat Geo Live
Austrian climber coming to Olympia
Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner will speak Friday in Olympia as part of the National Geographic Live series.
Kaltenbrunner has climbed all 14 main peaks in the 8,000-meter series, as well as summited four peaks higher than 8,000 meters. When she summited K2 (8,611 meters and the second highest peak in the world), she became the first woman to scale all 8,000-meter peaks without using supplementary oxygen.
Beyond the mountains of the Himalayas, Kaltenbrunner has been captivated by the region’s people, culture and religion.
In 2012, she was named National Geographic’s Explorer of the Year.
The program will be held at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St. SE, Olympia.
Tickets are $10-$35, and are available at 360-753-8586 or washingtoncenter.org.
North of Falcon
State to release salmon run forecasts
The state will release preliminary forecasts for this year’s salmon returns and potential fishing seasons during a public meeting March 1 in Olympia.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will present initial forecasts, compiled by state and tribal biologists, as part of the process to develop salmon fishing seasons in Puget Sound, the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean.
That process, called North of Falcon, will conclude with meetings in early April. At those meetings, in Vancouver, Washington, state, tribal and federal officials will determine season dates, limits and other rules.
The North of Falcon process is held in conjunction with public meetings conducted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council, which sets fishing seasons in ocean water three to 200 miles off the Pacific coast.
The meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Room 172, Natural Resources Building, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia.
A schedule of additional meetings and more information about the season-setting process is available at http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/northfalcon.
Compiled by Jeffrey P. Mayor,