Olympic National Forest

habitat restoration
10:31 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Timber, Enviro Groups to Try Collaboration in Olympic Forest

A logging truck is seen near Port Angeles, Wash.
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Timber industry and environmental groups will make a stab at collaboration to boost both logging and habitat restoration in the Olympic National Forest.

The Congressman from Washington's Olympic Peninsula announced that effort Tuesday. It's modeled on successful collaborations elsewhere in the Northwest, including the Colville and Siuslaw National Forests.

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problem goats
6:03 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Rangers say hazing of aggressive mountain goats is working

USFS wildlife biologist Kurt Aluzas demonstrates "aversive conditioning." Photo by Tom Banse

Originally published on Mon October 1, 2012 9:38 pm

HOODSPORT, Wash. - Forest and park rangers on Washington's Olympic Peninsula say they've reduced the risk from aggressive mountain goats. They did it by hazing the animals for much of the summer. Olympic National Forest reopened a popular hiking trail Monday.

For the past three months, the steep trail up Mount Ellinor has been closed. The reason for that is that multiple hiking parties reported feeling threatened by insistent mountain goats.

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Hiking woes
7:45 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Gang of goats closes Olympic National Forest trail

HOODSPORT, Wash. — Olympic National Forest officials are keeping a popular trail in Mason County closed because of aggressive mountain goats.

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