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Effort ramps up to keep northern pike out of Columbia River

Statesman Journal - Apr 18, 2017
The front lines in the battle against non-native northern pike invading the Columbia River have moved to the Kettle Falls area of Lake Roosevelt. Gillnetting that started last year after the confirmation of northern pike spawning at the mouths of the ...

Non-native shad delivering ocean nutrients to Columbia River system

Chinook Observer - Apr 11, 2017
Non-native shad were introduced in the Columbia River more than a century ago and have prospered, with recent annual runs in the vicinity of 2 million. To a limited extent, they help fill the role huge salmon runs once did of bringing important trace ...

Yakama Nation member killed on Columbia River research mission

Yakima Herald-Republic - Apr 12, 2017
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Yakama Nation members and tribal fisheries officials are mourning the death of a research technician who died after a boat capsized on the Columbia River last week. Greg George, 56, died after being flown to a Portland hospital for ...

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Fodor's Oregon

by: Fodor's Travel Guides
Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

Gorgeous scenery, hip cities, and a growing wine and brewing scene make Oregon one of the top destinations for adventure and culture lovers alike. With Fodor's Oregon, travelers can successfully navigate the Pacific Coast's beautiful beaches and Portland's unique neighborhoods, while also enjoying Willamette's wineries and the hiking opportunities of the Cascade Mountain range.
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The Journals of Lewis and Clark

by: Meriwether Lewis, William Clark

The Journals of Lewis and Clark are "the first report on the West, on the United States over the hill and beyond the sunset, on the province of the American future” (Bernard DeVoto).


In 1803, the great expanse of the Louisiana Purchase was an empty canvas. Keenly aware that the course of the nation's destiny lay westward—and that a “Voyage of Discovery” would be necessary to determine the nature of the frontier—President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis to lead an expedition from the Missouri River to the northern Pacific coast and back.
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Curious Gorge

by: Scott Cook
Curious Gorge is the Columbia River Gorge's FAVORITE hiking and exploring guidebook. Just ask any Gorge local and they'll tell you to get Curious Gorge!! This book has all the popular hikes such as Eagle Creek, Dog Mtn, Beacon Rock, etc...but, unlike typical "hiking" guides...Curious Gorge also details lesser-known attractions such as viewpoints, waterfalls, caves, local museums, historic relics, etc etc. This book will enhance every trip into the Gorge with perspective and insights gained from 20 years of gorge exploring.
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Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington: Section Hiking from the Columbia River to Manning Park

by: Tami Asars

• Inspirational full-color guides with over 150 color photographs in each

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail: Washington is written by Tami Asars. Tami grew up in western Washington playing in the North Cascades. She teaches classes on backpacking basics, lightweight backpacking, and more.

The Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail (PCT) meanders from the California-Mexico border north to the border of Washington and Canada. It’s a rigorous trail, first envisioned in 1926 and now encompassing some 2,650 miles.
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