Jes Burns is the Southern Oregon reporter for EarthFix, an environmental journalism collaboration led by Oregon Public Broadcasting in partnership with six other public media stations in Oregon, Washington and Idaho.
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.
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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.
Environmentalists and fishermen say algae growth downstream are hurting invertebrates young salmon rely on.