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.
A rancher is trying something new to keep the wolves away — something never before attempted in Oregon. And he’s doing it with the help of some unlikely partners.
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Oregon counties say they're missing out on millions each year because the state doesn't log public forests like timber companies do on private land.
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A group from Oregon Institute of Technology is trying to help Upper Klamath Lake suckers by combining renewable energy and technology more commonly seen in an aquarium.
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As climate scientists warn of significant climate change-related changes to the world's ocean, Oregon pushes action on ocean acidification and hypoxia.
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The new rules would streamline the approval process for forest projects that are "essentially similar" to others that have already been analyzed under federal environmental law.
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Conservationists are accusing the Trump administration of putting the interests of industry ahead of the survival of the country’s most imperiled wild plants and animals.
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A judge in Lane County rules the Fish and Wildlife Commission's vote to deny an endangered species status for the marbled murrelet violated state law.
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.