The dream of restoring the Skokomish River estuary to a more natural condition could soon be realized now that almost $1 million is available for the massive project.
Removing about 5,000 feet of dikes will infuse saltwater into the broad Skokomish River delta, the largest river system in Hood Canal. What are now fresh water wetlands will revert to productive salt marshes that
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Four elk were relocated Monday from the Acme area, where they were among the 75 animals that have been trampling fences and eating crops.
Regardless of the small number of elk captured, tribal and state wildlife officials consider the damage-control effort a success.
“This is the first time we’ve done anything like this with damage issues,” said Michael Sevigny, a wildlife manager and
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About 75 elk from a depleted herd have made themselves at home in the abundant pastures of Acme in rural Whatcom County. That doesn’t sit well with the farmers who’d rather sell their crops than feed free-loading wildlife. So, members of local Indian tribes are preparing to relocate the pesky beasts.
Nothing defines this sun-soaked Olympic Peninsula city quite like its herd of Roosevelt elk.
Visitors to the town of 4,700 pass welcome signs adorned with a steel elk sculpture and metal elk silhouettes. Elk sit atop street signs downtown. There are elk-crossing signals on the highway, elk-viewing signs on the roads, elk figurines in shops and giant elk statues advertising strip malls.