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Senior Producer, 'Oregon Field Guide'

Ed Jahn

Ed Jahn is a senior producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting's outdoor documentary show, "Oregon Field Guide."

Ed came to OPB in 2000 after several years at Rocky Mountain PBS in Denver. He received an Edward R. Murrow award for his documentary work and has won 15 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

local | NW Life | News | Oregon Field Guide

'Oregon Field Guide' Remembers Jeff Douglas

OPB | March 2, 2017 8:30 p.m.

"Oregon Field Guide" remembers longtime journalist Jeff Douglas.

Climate change | Environment | Science | local | Recreation | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Return To Mount Hood's Glacier Caves

OPB | Feb. 16, 2017 8:30 p.m. | Mount Hood, Oregon

The spectacular Mount Hood glacier caves that "Oregon Field Guide" documented in 2013 have all but disappeared. But why? Is it global warming, or is something else at play?

local | Science | Environment | Climate change | Land

What Happened To Mount Hood's Glacier Caves?

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 11:13 a.m. | Mount Hood, Oregon

The spectacular glacier caves of Mount Hood collapsed and disappeared completely within just a few years of their discovery. Scientists are only now learning what happened.

local | Recreation | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Owyhee River Journey

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 8:30 p.m.

"Oregon Field Guide" joins geologist Dr. Liz Safran and river guide Audrey Gehlhausen for a journey through the geologic wonderland of the Owyhee Canyonlands.

Oregon Field Guide

The Ship Report

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 8:30 p.m.

A simple broadcast of the comings and goings of ships passing Astoria has evolved into the most popular show on KMUN. Joanne Rideout provides the voice of passion that aims to illuminate the sometimes invisible world of mariners.

local | NW Life | Environment | 2016: The Year In Review

'Oregon Field Guide's' Favorite Destinations Of 2016

OPB | Dec. 26, 2016 5 a.m.

Revisit some of the greatest destinations captured on video by the "Oregon Field Guide" crew in 2016.

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Wenaha River Packrafting

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 8:30 p.m.

A multi-day packrafting expedition through the heart of the little-known Wenaha wilderness.

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Who's Watching Oregon's Wildlife

OPB | Nov. 3, 2016 8:30 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has a mission to protect all species in the state. But even by its own admission … it’s failing 

Animals | Education | Family | News | Business | Communities | Nation | Fish & Wildlife | Land

Crossing The Urban-Rural Divide: 8 Years Later

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016 3:02 p.m.

The kids profiled by Oregon Field Guide in 2009 for the special, “Crossing the Urban-Rural Divide” are now young adults participating in elections, gun control debates and civic issues across the state and the county.

Oregon Field Guide

Crossing The Urban-Rural Divide: 8 Years Later

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 8:30 p.m.

The kids profiled by Oregon Field Guide in 2009 for the special, “Crossing the Urban-Rural Divide” are now young adults participating in elections, gun control debates and civic issues across the state and the county.

Energy | Environment | Water | News | Business | Uncategorized | NW Life | Nation | Economy | Health | Technology | World

VIDEO: Being A Columbia River Bar Pilot

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 3:55 p.m.

Complaining about the weather? Imagine being a Columbia River bar pilot when the weather goes south! 

Oregon Field Guide

Columbia River Bar Pilots

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Bar pilots brave weather & dangerous seas as they help commercial ships navigate the treacherous Columbia bar.

Oregon Field Guide

Mecate Rope Makers

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016 8:30 p.m.

At 98 years old, Frankie Dugal carries on a ranch tradition of horse-hair “mecate” ropemaking, a skill she's passing on to the next generation in the southeast Oregon town of Jordan Valley.

local | Recreation | NW Life | Water | News | Oregon Field Guide

John Day River Paddleboarding

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 midnight

A stand-up paddleboard adventure down the John Day River, the longest undammed river in Oregon.

local | Recreation | NW Life

Avalanche Kills Legendary Mt. Bailey Ski Guide, Rick "Oz" Oswald

OPB | March 25, 2016 5:08 p.m. | March 25, 2016

Legendary Mt. Bailey ski guide Rick "Oz" Oswald died last week while guiding clients in the Mt. Bailey backcountry at 57. He was killed while performing avalanche control.

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Oregon River Legend Buzz Holmstrom

OPB | Feb. 25, 2016 8:30 p.m.

Oregon river legend, Buzz Holmstrom, was the first person to run the entire length of the Green and Colorado rivers, including through the Grand Canyon. He died mysteriously from a gunshot while rafting the Grand Ronde.

local | Recreation | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Alvord Desert Gliders

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 midnight

Glider pilots enjoy the thrill and beauty of soaring, without an engine, above the Alvord desert and Steens mountain.

Land | Environment | Science | local | Water | Communities | Oregon Field Guide

Bull Run Quake Science

OPB | Feb. 18, 2016 midnight

New research aims to find out how destructive a Cascadia earthquake would be for Portland's water supply. 

Animals | Environment | Climate change | Land | Oregon Field Guide


OPB | Feb. 11, 2016 midnight

Pikas are the adorable masters of the high country. These potato-sized members of the rabbit family squeak like plush toys and live among the rocks and under deep blankets of snow on the highest cascade peaks. So why are thousands of them living just a few hundred feet above sea level in the Columbia River Gorge?

Economy | NW Life | Environment | News | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

Half Of Oregon's Critical Bridges Could Collapse In Quake

OPB | Sept. 25, 2015 midnight

New data compiled by the Oregon Department of Transportation reveals nearly 60 percent of the state's bridges could be impassable after a big earthquake.