Jes Burns is the Southern Oregon reporter for EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
She previously worked for the NPR affiliate KLCC in Eugene as a reporter and the local All Things Considered host. Jes has also worked as an editor and producer for Free Speech Radio News and has produced reports as a freelance producer for NPR, Sirius Radio's OutQ News and The Takeaway.
Jes has a degree in English literature from Duke University and a master's degree from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communications.
Steamboat Creek supports one of the last runs of wild summer steelhead in the Northwest. Fishermen and conservationists want to keep it that way.
High river temperatures in recent years has lead to the death of more than a quarter million salmon in the Columbia River.
Fish & Wildlife | Communities | Flora and Fauna | Forestry | Climate change | Water | Land | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Aug. 9, 2016 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
The plans will govern how some Oregon forests are managed for the coming decades.
The Bureau of Land Management plans will govern more than 2 million acres of forestland. Timber groups and environmentalists are expressing disappointment.
The House voted Wednesday to attach the amendment to legislation funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Washington is bound to protect salmon to fulfill treaty obligations with Northwest tribes – even if it means spending billions to fix road culverts that block salmon passage.
Work is underway to restore a native water lily called the wocus to wetlands in the Klamath Basin — and with it a traditional Native American food and habitat for endangered fish.
There’s no question now: the tui chub are back in Diamond Lake. What are we willing to do about it?
The announcement comes ahead of a protest Tuesday in Salem by opponents of the project.
Timber, environmental, local government and tribal groups are complaining land managers aren’t doing enough to protect their interests.
Native American villages dotted the coastline up until the early 1900s. But now many of those sites are literally falling into to the ocean – a process that is being accelerated by climate change.
The Northwest’s next generation of forensic anthropologists take advantage of a rare opportunity to get their hands in the dirt.
A new Oregon State University study shows old-growth forests could have a larger role to play than simply providing habitat for wildlife.
The U.S. Senate passed energy legislation Wednesday that includes advancement of renewables and other more specific projects in the Pacific Northwest.
A few new policy steps could help Oregon catch up with neighboring Washington and other states in bringing solar power to more homes, businesses and utility customers.
Energy | Environment | Communities | Land useOPB/EarthFix | April 11, 2016 5:59 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
The companies backing the Jordan Cove energy project have appealed a federal decision denying their proposal to pipe natural gas through Oregon so it can be shipped to Asia.