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Vince Patton


Vince Patton joined Oregon Field Guide in 2007 after spending 27 years in television news in Portland, Dallas, Denver and Wichita. He has won eight Emmy awards, including four for his work at OPB, and more than two dozen regional and national journalism honors from American Association for the Advancement of Science, Scripps Howard, ACE, SEJ and CINE. In 2003, he was one of a dozen U.S. journalists chosen for a prestigious Knight Wallace Fellowship for a year of study at the University of Michigan. Vince is an avid nature photographer whose images have won honors from the Oregonian and the Oregon State Fair and have been featured in OPB member guides and calendars.

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Recent Articles

local | News | OPB News Blog

Steve Jobs' 'iHouse', Complete With Apple Tree, Sits In Oregon Coast Range

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015 10:45 a.m. | Portland

As if Steve Jobs didn't have enough claims to fame, it turns out he had a septic system permit, forest management plan and maybe a house, and a pre-Apple apple tree in his name in Oregon's coast range mountains.

Family | NW Life | local | Entertainment | Oregon Field Guide

Airstream Camping

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 midnight

People who camp inside silver tubes love iconic Airstreams, invented by an Oregonian.

Environment | Land use | NW Life | Science | Forestry | Sustainability | Oregon Field Guide

Hyla Woods

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 midnight

A family timber firm says the forest itself must profit from logging more than they do.

Environment | Pacific Ocean | Fish & Wildlife | Water | Sustainability | Oregon Field Guide

Rockfish and Marine Reserves

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015 9:27 p.m.

What do Smurfs, sonar and rockfish have in common? All are being used to see if Oregon's marine reserves actually protect the fish they're designed for.

NW Life | Land use | Forestry | Oregon Field Guide

Hiker Discovers Railroad History Hidden In Columbia Gorge

OPB | Feb. 4, 2015 4:14 p.m.

A hiker finds long lost evidence of a spider web of railroad lines used to cut down trees in the gorge.

Flora and Fauna | Forestry | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Humongous Fungus Sets Record As Largest Single Living Organism On Earth

OPB | Feb. 4, 2015 4:08 p.m.

The largest living organism in the world hides out of sight in eastern Oregon.

Land | Fish & Wildlife | NW Life | Oregon Field Guide

Oregon Families Collect Antlers Without Killing Deer or Elk

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015 4:55 p.m.

Oregon families collect deer antlers without killing any animals.

Fish & Wildlife | Oregon Field Guide

Ospreys Rebound, Rely On Help From Humans

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014 3 a.m.

The only hawk that dives into water for its food thrives with help from humans.

Fish & Wildlife | Flora and Fauna | Oregon Field Guide

Queen Bee Project: Breeding Winter Survivors

OPB | Nov. 13, 2014 2 a.m.

Two men try to breed stronger bees that can survive winter in Portland.

Oregon Field Guide

Sandhill Crane Migrations Revealed by Satellites

OPB | Nov. 6, 2014 1 a.m.

Satellite tracking reveals sandhill cranes can fly 35mph and cover 250 miles in a day.

Oregon Field Guide

Ranchers Act To Protect Sage Grouse, Prevent Restrictions

OPB | Oct. 30, 2014 3 a.m.

Ranchers and biologists act in hopes of preventing an endangered listing for sage grouse.

NW Life | OPB News Blog

Can You Solve The Mystery Of The Japanese Engraving On Mount Hood?

OPB | Oct. 24, 2014 9 a.m.

Who left a deep engraving in Japanese on a boulder on Mount Hood 104 years ago?

Oregon Field Guide

Photographer Finds Healing In Wilderness

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014 1 a.m. | Mount Hood, Oregon

Nature photographer Peter Marbach finds healing from open heart surgery by returning to wilderness.

OPB News Blog

Photographer Captures Beauty Of Dangerous Wildfire Smoke

OPB | Sept. 17, 2014 11:21 a.m.

Photographer Peter Marbach was hiking alone Sunday, up high on Mount Hood’s western slope. The high vantage point gave him a unique perspective on a raging wildfire nearby.

local | News | OPB News Blog

Airstream RVs Get Out Of Town, With Or Without You

OPB | July 28, 2014 2:14 p.m. | Portland

Airstream trailer #8671 has seen more of the world than its most recent owners.

local | Flora and Fauna

Internal BLM Memo Recommends Killing Sick Wild Horses On Range

OPB | Feb. 24, 2014 5:14 p.m.

An internal BLM memo calls for drastic changes in the federal wild horse program.

NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | local | Oregon Field Guide

Butterfly Watching

OPB | Feb. 19, 2014 midnight

Enter the colorful world of Chris Carvalho’s butterfly photography.

NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | Arts | local | Oregon Field Guide Extras

Photographers Find Wild Horses in Oregon Ready For Their Close-Ups

OPB | Feb. 12, 2014 midnight

A small and devoted group of photographers has discovered one of the easiest places to take pictures of wild horses.

Oregon Field Guide

Snow School

OPB | Feb. 10, 2014 7:43 a.m.

Students from the Muslim Educational Trust learn to build an igloo at Mount Hood.

NW Life | local | Oregon Field Guide Extras

Oregon 4th Graders Helped Pass 1971 Horse Law

OPB | Feb. 7, 2014 midnight

A Roseburg teacher and her fourth graders played a key role in getting Congress to pass a federal wild horse protection law.