Columbia Land Trust purchases thousands of acres near Mount St. Helens

Columbia Land Trust purchases thousands of acres near Mount St. Helens

Columbia Land Trust has announced the conservation of more than 3,000 acres of Skamania County forestland south of Mount St. Helens, the latest phase in an ongoing effort by the organization to prevent development in the area.

Dec 24, 2014 | 11:00 pm | (2) Comments

News Photo: Snow on St. Helens

News Photo: Snow on St. Helens

Its summit hidden in a swirl of purple, peach and  gray clouds, Mount St. Helens looms over Southwest Washington in this telephoto shot  from along the Columbia River west of Longview on Monday.  

Dec 16, 2014 | 11:15 am | (1) Comments

Scientists learn more about Mount St. Helens' plumbing

Scientists learn more about Mount St. Helens' plumbing

For the fist time, scientists studying Mount St. Helens have found an area deep below the volcano that may pool or channel molten rock up into the volcano.

Nov 10, 2014 | 10:40 pm | (0) Comments

Anonymous donors to match gifts given to Mount St. Helens Institute

Anonymous donors to match gifts given to Mount St. Helens Institute

Five anonymous donors are challenging the public to match up to $35,000 in donations to the Mount St. Helens Institute.

Nov 09, 2014 | 10:15 pm | (0) Comments

Conservation nonprofit forming alliances with landowners to preserve habitats

Conservation nonprofit forming alliances with landowners to preserve habitats

Ian Sinks — all 6 foot 5 inches of him — recently crawled through a culvert south of Mount St. Helens during a day-long survey of logging roads.

Oct 14, 2014 | 11:30 pm | (1) Comments

Germany Creek 'dolos' among Columbia Land Trust projects

Germany Creek 'dolos' among Columbia Land Trust projects

The Columbia Land Trust, founded in 1990, is involved in the conservation of more than 24,000 acres in the Northwest. It has a staff of about 24 and is financed by individual and foundation.

Oct 14, 2014 | 11:15 pm | (1) Comments

Corps of Engineers extends MSH sediment comment period

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the public comment period on the draft of its long-term plan to control Mount St. Helens sediment.

Oct 07, 2014 | 6:00 pm | (3) Comments

Eruption 10 years ago helps scientists better predict the next one

Eruption 10 years ago helps scientists better predict the next one

Ten years ago this week, Mount St. Helens awoke from an 18-year geological slumber.

Sep 26, 2014 | 12:38 am | (0) Comments

Second sediment management meeting slated for Wednesday in Toutle

The second of two public informational meetings on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to control the flow of Mount St. Helens silt into the Cowlitz River will be held Wednesday night in Toutle.

Sep 16, 2014 | 6:00 pm | (0) Comments

News Photo: Vanishing volcano

News Photo: Vanishing volcano

Mount St. Helens — seen here from Rainier Hill — pretty much disappeared in a cloud of dust Thursday. Only the flank to the right, nearest the wind direction, was visible.

Sep 12, 2014 | 9:30 am | (1) Comments

Corps of Engineers holding Longview hearing on MSH silt control

The first of two public hearings on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to control the flow of Mount St. Helens silt into the Cowlitz River will be held Wednesday in Longview.

Sep 08, 2014 | 3:12 pm | (3) Comments

Corps unveils long-term plan to prevent flooding caused by Toutle River sediment

Corps unveils long-term plan to prevent flooding caused by Toutle River sediment

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing a 21-year plan that would raise the sediment-dam on the Toutle River and take other steps to prevent floods caused by the build-up of Mount St. Helens silt in the Cowlitz River.

Aug 21, 2014 | 8:45 pm | (4) Comments

Mount St. Helens getting an 'ultrasound'

Mount St. Helens getting an 'ultrasound'

WOODLAND — For the past three days , two-person teams with names like the Red Hats, Drama Queens, Outlaws and Harry Potter have spent hours hiking around Mount St. Helens and Southwest Washington to place 3,500 seismic recorders in the ground.

Jul 22, 2014 | 10:00 pm | (5) Comments

Scientists gathering for high-tech scan of Mount St. Helens

Geophysicists from around the country will invade the Mount St. Helens area this weekend to make final preparations for an ambitious new study.

Jul 17, 2014 | 8:00 pm | (0) Comments

News Photo: Calm before the blasts at Mount St. Helens

News Photo: Calm before the blasts at Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens sits wrapped in a blanket of Toutle Valley fog recently.

Jul 15, 2014 | 7:50 am | (1) Comments

Mount St. Helens drilling foes claim victory after federal ruling

An environmental group fighting a proposed exploratory drilling operation near Mount St. Helens declared victory Monday after a federal judge in Oregon found earlier review and approval of the proposal to be deficient.

Jul 08, 2014 | 10:30 am | (2) Comments

New display focuses on photographer who died in 1980 eruption

New display focuses on photographer who died in 1980 eruption

An exhibition of photos of an ashy Mount St. Helens taken a few weeks before its major 1980 eruption are a testament to the public’s ongoing fascination with the deadly blast.

Jun 25, 2014 | 6:00 pm | (0) Comments

Study of magma under Mount St. Helens underway

LAHAR VIEWPOINT — Kelley Hall lay flat on her stomach, peeking into a 4-foot-deep hole.

Jun 23, 2014 | 6:05 pm | (0) Comments

Mount St. Helens Weed Rodeo set for next weekend

Volunteers are needed for the 8th Annual Weed Rodeo on Mount St. Helens Saturday.

Jun 21, 2014 | 7:00 pm | (0) Comments

No easy way down from Mount St. Helens

No easy way down from Mount St. Helens

“Is there an easier way to get down?” Two women packed into puffy coats vocalized the question we were all thinking. It was nearing 3 p.m. and the two female climbers (who had their sights optimistically set on the summit) were still far from reaching the crater rim of Mount St. Helens. G…

Jun 19, 2014 | 11:15 pm | (2) Comments

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