Amanda Peacher is a multimedia reporter/producer covering Central Oregon. She started at OPB in 2011 as the Public Insight journalist.
Amanda hails from Idaho, where she worked as a freelance journalist, wilderness ranger and as an outreach specialist for a statewide nonprofit.
Amanda has masters degrees in literary nonfiction journalism and environmental studies from the UO. She’s a fellow with the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources and has reported in Mexico as a Savage International Peace Fellow. In 2013, she reported for NPR Berlin on a two-month Arthur F. Burns fellowship. In 2014 she received the national Equal Voice Journalism Award funded by the Marguerite Casey Foundation to report on hunger and SNAP in Oregon.
Amanda enjoys cycling, playing cello and baking sweets.
The huckleberry season kicked off early this year, as a result of this summer's high temperatures.
Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News | LandOPB | July 26, 2015 3:30 p.m. | Bend, Oregon
Northwest forests that have significant damage from insects might seem more prone to wildfires, but a new study from Oregon State University shows that's not necessarily the case.
Teresa Brna says her duties as a firefighter are much more diverse than she expected.
If you're visiting Bend this week, good luck trying to get into a hotel.
An explosion and fire killed a man and destroyed part of an Oregon city's former government building.
Oregon Congressional representatives reacted to the announcement of world powers reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program.
Oregon's Department of Water Resources announced this spring that it will not be issuing any new permits for agricultural groundwater wells in Harney County because of concerns about groundwater depletion. In effect, this is a moratorium on new agricultural wells.
You've heard of cow tipping. How about tombstone tipping?
Cooler weather has helped suppression efforts for several Oregon wildfires.
Religious leaders appealed to the Portland City Council on Wednesday to address the city's affordable housing crisis.
local | Environment | Land use | Politics | NewsOPB | July 8, 2015 11:55 a.m.
The Oregon Legislature passed two bills at the end of the session to help boost juniper harvest, HB 2997 and HB 2998. The bills provide funding to boost the state's fledgling juniper harvest industry.
Economy | Recreation | NW LifeOPB | July 2, 2015 3:30 p.m.
Cyclists who rode Oregon Scenic Bikeways spent approximately $12.4 million dollars in 2014, according to Travel Oregon.