April Ehrlich
April Ehrlich

April Ehrlich

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April Ehrlich is a reporter covering lands and environmental policies in Oregon and Southwest Washington at OPB, after joining as a breaking news editor in November 2021. She previously worked at Jefferson Public Radio in Southern Oregon, where she was a reporter, show producer, and radio host. While there, she focused much of her reporting on wildfire coverage, including an investigation with NPR into federal disaster assistance programs and how they routinely fail people in marginalized groups.

April’s reporting has won numerous Public Media Journalists Association awards and regional Edward R. Murrow awards, as well as a national Murrow.

April grew up in the suburbs near Los Angeles. She found her passion for journalism as a teenager at her high school paper, and went on to work for campus papers at Golden West College and Cal-State University, Fullerton. Shortly after graduating, she became a full-time volunteer with AmeriCorps in St. Helens, Oregon, and Portland. She then worked as a reporter in Ontario in Eastern Oregon, as well as Roseburg and Ashland in Southern Oregon.

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Leslie Gulch in Southeastern Oregon is within the area that conservationists hope to protect in the Owyhee.

400,000 acres of public lands in Eastern Oregon get environmental protections

The decision limits off-highway vehicle use in certain areas, and provides some guidelines on livestock grazing. It also requires the BLM to prioritize the natural characteristics of these lands when considering projects that could change the landscape, like mineral extraction or renewable energy projects.









Two large metal shop garage doors with smoke damage

Fire damages Multnomah County bridge repair shop

The bridge shop is the maintenance and operations center for the county’s six Willamette River bridges and 22 smaller bridges. It’s located on Southeast Water Avenue, wedged between the Hawthorne Bridge’s eastbound and westbound ramps.

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