Reporter and Producer
Amanda Peacher is a multimedia reporter and producer covering Central Oregon based in Bend.
Amanda hails from Idaho, where she worked as a freelance journalist, wilderness ranger and as an outreach specialist for a statewide nonprofit. She started at OPB in 2011 as the Public Insight Network journalist.
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 has masters degrees in literary nonfiction journalism and environmental studies from the University of Oregon.
Amanda enjoys cycling, playing cello and baking sweets.
We return to Harney County to hear how closely residents are following the trial of the refuge occupiers, and to find out how the community is healing seven months after the last occupier was arrested.
Land | Land use | Economy | Agriculture | Communities | Science | Nation | History | NewsOPB | Sept. 14, 2016 11:37 a.m.
A new report from Oregon’s Department of Geology and Mineral Industries shows that an area that conservationists want to protect is rich in mining potential.
Nation | local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Sept. 5, 2016 12:06 p.m.
We listen back to our documentary of the nearly six-week Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in this hour-long Think Out Loud special.
In the debut episode of "This Land Is Our Land," OPB takes a closer look at the men and women charged with taking over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year.
local | Environment | NewsOPB | Aug. 30, 2016 12:41 p.m. | Prineville, Oregon
Crook County leaders voted 2-1 to reject the natural resource plan submitted by a local political action committee.
Animals | local | Environment | NewsOPB | Aug. 24, 2016 2:02 p.m. | Bend, Oregon
The High Desert Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center voluntarily gave up its permit to care for wildlife after a visit from ODFW officials earlier this month.
local | Environment | NewsOPB | Aug. 24, 2016 9 a.m.
The Oregon democrat is the only member of Oregon’s Congressional delegation to openly ask Obama to create an Owyhee National Monument.
local | Energy | Water | Environment | NewsOPB | Aug. 17, 2016 10:45 a.m.
The Deschutes River Alliance claims PGE has violated water quality standards for several years after installing a water-mixing device at Round Butte Dam.
Recreation | Agriculture | Fish & Wildlife | Animals | NW Life | Nation | NewsOPB | Aug. 15, 2016 1:48 p.m.
Three hundred and fifty fish might not sound like much. But for the sockeye recovery program in the Deschutes Basin, this year’s returns are a big boost.
local | Election | Politics | News | Election 2016OPB | Aug. 15, 2016 5:30 a.m. | Grant County, Oregon
The recall election represents an ideological divide between those who want Grant County to work with federal agencies, and those who say leaders should push back against federal authority.
local | Environment | NewsOPB | Aug. 10, 2016 12:24 p.m. | John Day, Oregon
Many residents in Grant County still have questions or bitterness about the massive Canyon Creek fire that destroyed 43 homes last summer.
After a three-year battle in the tribal court system, the descendants of a man named Chief Tumulth will once again be recognized as official tribal members.