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.
New trail cam footage shows the pups on the Warm Springs Reservation.
A conservation group has launched a crowd-funding campaign to build a fence around a Jackson County ranch that's been hit hard by wolves.
Environment | NW Life | Water | Health | Communities | local
In a series of health advisories issued, beachgoers are advised not to swim, wade or even touch “creeks, pools of water on the beach, or in discolored water, and to stay clear of water runoff flowing into the ocean.
Environment | News | Air | Land use | Forestry | Health | Communities | local
We’re not getting nearly enough prescribed fire on the ground to restore forests and manage the risk of severe wildfire. Oregon's new smoke rules are intended to change that trend.
Environment | News | Forestry | Health | Communities | local
Wildland firefighters endure smoky conditions rarely experienced in communities. It’s an occupational hazard that scientists and fire agencies are just beginning to understand.
Environment | News | Education | Forestry | Communities | local | Economy
The Trump administration announced Friday it will close two U.S. Forest Service job training centers in Oregon and Washington. The centers provide vocational training to low-income youth.
News | Environment | Energy | local | Water
Oregon environmental regulators delivered a blow to the Jordan Cove energy export project on Oregon's south coast, saying the liquefied natural gas project doesn't meet water quality standards.
News | Climate change | Energy | local | Environment
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission estimates that Jordan Cove would account for more than 4% of the state’s total allowed greenhouse gas under Oregon's 2020 emission reduction goals.
Environment | NW Life | Energy | Water | Land | Fish & Wildlife | Science | Communities | Pacific Ocean | local
The Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas terminal and the local port's channel widening projects are both working their way through the permitting process.
With fishery limits now set, attention turns to rebuilding "overfished" salmon runs and protecting Southern Resident orcas.
Science | Environment | Land | Forestry
The new system is being adopted by a limited number of fire agencies and national forests in time for fire season.