Ed Jahn

Ed Jahn came to Oregon Field Guide in 2000 after several years at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver. He recently received the 2014 national "Edward R. Murrow" award from the Radio, Television & Digital News Association for his documentary work and has won 13 regional Emmy Awards for his work on Oregon Field Guide as well as the outdoor life program Spirit of Colorado. Ed also won the duPont-Columbia Award for Journalism in 2008 for his work on The Silent Invasion and was twice awarded a Society of Environmental Journalists Award for "In-Depth Reporting on the Environment." He has been a fellow with the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources and is an avid bike commuter, gardener and lover of the backcountry.

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Recent Articles

Water | World | Agriculture | Climate change | Land use | Environment | Oregon Field Guide

Japan's Earthquake: Lessons For Oregon

OPB | March 26, 2015 midnight

Oregon Field Guide travels to Japan nearly four years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami decimated towns along the Japanese coast. We look for lessons Oregon can learn as we prepare for our own Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami.

News | Environment | local | OPB News Blog

Mt. Hood Glacier Cave Featured By Oregon Field Guide Collapses

OPB | March 2, 2015 1:11 p.m. | Portland

One of Mt. Hood's glacier caves, Snow Dragon, has partially collapsed. Sometime between November 2014 and the end of January, the roof caved in near the entrance.

Family | Land | Environment | Transportation | NW Life | Land use | Communities | Oregon Field Guide


OPB | Feb. 18, 2015 10:10 p.m.

Pedal powered "railriders" cruise an abandoned rail line between Joseph and Enterprise, Oregon. It's one of the first legal  excursions of its kind in the country.

News | Environment | local | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake?

Japan Earthquake Holds Lessons For Oregon Coast

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015 8:45 p.m. | Kadonowaki, Japan

Advanced engineering and a location just outside of the tsunami zone allowed the Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital in Japan to survive the magnitude 9 earthquake of March 11, 2011.

Science | Land | Oregon Field Guide

Discovery on Mount Saint Helens

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014 2 a.m. | Mount Saint Helens National Monument

Explorers brave rain and sleet as they launch a five-day expedition into the crater of Mount Saint Helens to search for unexplored glacier caves.

local | NW Life

Field Guide Crew Gets Rare Glimpse Inside Mount St. Helens' Glaciers

OPB | July 1, 2014 7 a.m.

A trip below Mount St. Helens gave the crew of Oregon Field Guide a rare view under the volcano, but the team faced harrowing conditions returning home this weekend.

News | Pacific Ocean | local

50 Years Ago, A Small Taste Of A Pacific Tsunami's Potential Power

OPB | March 27, 2014 midnight | Seaside, Oregon

On March 27, 1964 a massive earthquake devastated parts of Alaska and triggered a tsunami that swept down the West coast, killing 16 people in Oregon and California.

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Kayaking Waterfalls: No Way Out But Down

OPB | March 19, 2014 2 p.m.

Take a remarkable trip into the depths of Oregon's remote Salmon River Gorge where kayakers plunge down towering waterfalls with no possibility of retreat.

Arts | local | NW Life

Photographer Brent McGregor Captures The Beauty Of Oregon's Caves

OPB | Oct. 14, 2013 midnight

Brent McGregor has combined his interests in caving and photography, and now he is working on a book documenting caves throughout Oregon.

Communities | Environment

Husum Falls Becomes Focal Point After Condit Dam Goes Down

OPB | Oct. 27, 2011 6:30 p.m.

Condit Dam was destroyed on Wednesday. That means salmon should be returning soon to the base of Husum Falls, upstream from where Condit recently blocked the White Salmon River. Yakama tribal fishermen are excited about fishing the falls again. But some recreational river runners are worried the tribe might soon erect fishing platforms and scaffolding across Husum Falls.

Water | Environment

Author: Willamette 'A River Of The People'

OPB | Oct. 24, 2011 9:03 a.m.

Dams are coming down at an historic pace in the Northwest in order to restore free-flowing rivers. One of the largest, The Condit Dam, is scheduled to be breached Wednesday. Oregon Field Guide's Ed Jahn recently joined nature writer Tim Palmer, paddling one river that's surprisingly free flowing for long stretches already —- the Willamette.