Natural Resources

Pearson named Coastal Conservation Association Legislator of the Year On Tuesday, the Coastal Conservation Association of Washington presented Sen. Kirk Pearson with its 2014 Legislator of the Year Award, recognizing his ongoing commitment to the state’s fisheries and support for recreational fishing. “Senator Pearson has been a champion of the immense economic, social, and conservation benefits of recreational fishing... Read More...
Pearson announces Senate work session on WDFW hatchery settlement Today Sen. Kirk Pearson, chair of the Senate Natural Resources and Parks Committee, announced that the committee will hold a work session July 29 to discuss the recent settlement between the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Wild Fish Conservancy concerning the state’s early-winter hatchery-steelhead program. “It is... Read More...
Steelhead program a beacon for economic activity on the Skagit By state Sen. Kirk Pearson Mamie Parker, a nationally renowned expert on fisheries and habitat conservation, once said of fishing: “It generates business. It generates jobs. It generates significant dollars for public treasuries to potentially reinvest back into communities. And it generates, perhaps most importantly, the beckoning to the water... Read More...
Budget update includes funds to restore Lake Washington sockeye fishery Today Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, announced that the 2013-15 supplemental operating budget includes funds to study one important possibility as to why the Lake Washington sockeye-salmon population has significantly declined in recent years: In-lake predation on juvenile sockeye. The study could lead to management actions that would significantly improve the... Read More...
House unanimously passes Pearson forest-fire liability bill By a vote of 98-0, the House on Tuesday approved a bill, sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson, which would establish guidelines for lawsuits involving property damages caused by forest fires. “The idea behind this bill is to bring some certainty and fairness to legal actions that result from fires on... Read More...
Pearson and Senate honor Sedro-Woolley FFA with resolution On Thursday the Senate approved a resolution sponsored by Sen. Kirk Pearson, R-Monroe, recognizing the Future Farmers of America student nursery/landscaping team at Sedro-Woolley High School for its fourth-place finish in the national FFA competition in Louisville, Kentucky.  Read More...
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