Producer, Oregon Field Guide
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.
Trucks carry most of Oregon's lumber out of the woods on forest roads. But before that was possible, the timber industry primarily relied on the river — some of which are still recovering.
Fish & Wildlife | Environment | News | local | OPB News BlogOPB | March 26, 2015 1:30 p.m. | Portland
Since 2009, Metro has placed streaked horned lark decoys in the restored St. Johns Prairie to attract the federally threatened species. But instead of wooing the bird, the decoys have lured some seriously baffled predators.
local | News | OPB News BlogOPB | 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.
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.
The largest living organism in the world hides out of sight in eastern Oregon.
A hiker finds long lost evidence of a spider web of railroad lines used to cut down trees in the gorge.
Oregon families collect deer antlers without killing any animals.
Ranchers and biologists act in hopes of preventing an endangered listing for sage grouse.
Who left a deep engraving in Japanese on a boulder on Mount Hood 104 years ago?
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.