Jes Burns is the Southern Oregon reporter for OPB's Science & Environment unit.
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.
Pacific Ocean | Water | Communities | local | Science | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | News
Southern Oregon’s Elk River has a problem. Salmon produced in a fish hatchery there aren’t returning to spawn. One scientist believes she has a solution … leading the salmon by the nose.
New research finds forest replanting doesn’t necessarily guarantee better tree survival.
Klamath water interests are gearing up for a long-called-for reworking of roadmap for saving an endangered fish in a part of the arid Northwest where farmers need water for crop irrigation.
Flora and Fauna | local | Climate change | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | News | Oregon Field Guide
Increasingly hot and dry summers in Oregon and Washington have started to affect some of our most impressive travelers – the songbirds that migrate thousands of miles to breed here each spring.
Land | Sustainability | local | Science | Politics | Environment | Forestry | News
The way we dealt with wildfire for much of the 20th century was mostly dead wrong. That, we've known for decades. So why do we keep getting it so wrong when it comes to living with wildfire?
Legal protections for the Humboldt marten are in flux across state lines. But things are more certain in California, where the Fish and Game Commission voted to list the small mammal as endangered.
Land | Sustainability | Communities | Air | local | Politics | Environment | News | Land use
The West is way behind on reducing the buildup of hazardous fuels we created. And much of the work we do to reduce those fuels is missing the key ingredient: fire.
The Klamath Tribes say the agency and the management plan it works from doesn’t do enough to protect endangered fish in southern Oregon.