Ed Jahn is the executive editor for OPB's Science and Environment team, as well as the executive producer of "Oregon Field Guide." and "All Science. No Fiction."
Ed is a long-time environmental journalist who served as a producer for "Oregon Field Guide" since 2000. He earned the Edward R. Murrow award for his documentary work and has won 20 regional Emmy Awards in his career.
Ed received 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.
Ed is a fellow with the Institutes for Journalism and Natural Resources and is a teacher and advocate of better science communication. At the end of the day, Ed gets busy woodworking, gardening, biking, backpacking or SUPing.
Before and after video captures the impact of Oregon’s 2020 Labor Day wildfires from above
Dramatic aerial view of the Willamette National Forest as it looked before and after the 2020 Labor Day fires.
Next-level paddleboarding: Embracing the whitewater of Oregon’s John Day River
You bought the paddleboard and have aced the test of standing up on a calm lake without faceplanting. Ready for the next level? A multi-day adventure down the John Day River is a test of whitewater mettle that rewards with 70-miles of canyon and desert panoramas.
Plunging into darkness beneath the Oregon high desert
What was once a river of red hot lava roaring across the Oregon high desert is now a playground of secret lava caves, holes and passages, many of which have yet to be fully explored.
It’s a star party in Eastern Oregon
Every year, stargazers from all over the country gather in the Oregon desert to bond over a love of dark nights and starry skies. The lack of light pollution in this part of Eastern Oregon makes this one of the best spots in the nation to view an intense tapestry of constellations, planets and stars.
The far-out, spacey land sailors of Oregon’s Alvord Desert
Think you need water to sail? These yachtsmen have found a way to use the wind to cast off across the waterless Alvord Desert, and the experience is both sublime and exciting. The Alvord desert is the perfect playground for landsailers, with miles of uninterrupted playa, sage scenery and solitude that is unmatched in the Northwest.
Adventure hiking on the Oregon Desert Trail
What's it like to hike across 750 miles of the Oregon high desert? The Oregon Desert Trail is Oregon’s newest long-distance trail and a grand showcase of solitude, geology and beauty. The trail links hidden jewels like Crack In The Ground, the Owyhee Canyonlands and Steens Mountain to outposts like Christmas Valley, Fields and Frenchglen.
What’s changed in Oregon since the Timber Wars?
What's changed in the 30 years since Oregon was thrust into the spotlight during the "Timber Wars"? Three "Oregon Field Guide" stories reflect on the spotted owl, the culture of the timber community of Philomath and whether one successful effort to find a compromise in John Day can reveal a path forward.
Opening The Archives On 40 Years Of Science And Adventure On Mount St. Helens
Mount St. Helens is a restless and occasionally violent volcano that looms within Portland's view. It's also a beacon to scientists, adventurers and OPB video production crews.
'Oregon Field Guide' Zoom Backgrounds Bring Northwest Nature To Meetings
"Oregon Field Guide" background for your next Zoom meeting.
What Are Invasive Species?
What are invasive species and why are they a problem in Oregon?