Outdoors

Outdoors Huchko named District Fish Biologist for ODFW Umpqua District Huchko named District Fish Biologist for ODFW Umpqua District
ODFW says he is well known to many local anglers, guides, conservation groups and other natural resource professionals. He was ODFW’s STEP biologist for the past seven years, working with volunteers and angling groups to improve fishing and fishery resources in the Umpqua basin.
Outdoors Sheriff: Divers find body in Oregon Coast lake Sheriff: Divers find body in Oregon Coast lake
Five juveniles were swimming on the east side of Woahink Lake when a member of their group went underwater and didn't resurface Thursday around 6 p.m., the sheriff's office said. Divers found a body Friday morning.
Outdoors 'Unprecedented' toxic algae bloom disrupts shellfish harvests 'Unprecedented' toxic algae bloom disrupts shellfish harvests
Federal biologists have embarked on a research expedition to examine the largest toxic algae bloom along the West Coast in more than a decade, an occurrence that has prompted the closure of some shellfish harvests in Washington, Oregon and California.