JournOwl is a media outlet dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation through captivating stories and news, spectacular photography, engaging podcasts, entertaining videos, and even humor. We deliver information that sparks mainstream connectivity to wildlife and nature…for the sake of biodiversity.

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JournOwl was founded in 2007 and is based in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Our Core Team

scott_banjo-370x680Scott Artis
Founder/Editor in Chief

Scott is the founder of JournOwl and has almost fifteen years of experience spanning for-profit and nonprofit sectors in biotech, wildlife conservation, marketing, communications, and philanthropy. He has a lifelong love for the environment, is the founder of Urban Bird Foundation and Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, and presided over ECHO Fund, a coastal protection and restoration organization, as President for four years. Scott holds an M.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Policy, and degrees in Micro & Molecular Biology and Environmental Sciences.







Heather_blk_wht-370x680Heather Artis
Social Media Director

Heather leads overall communications strategies, which includes managing and growing our online and social media initiatives. Involved with burrowing owl conservation since 2008, has coordinated and led community-based conservation and educational outreach projects, and uses her lifelong love for wildlife and photography to inspire environmental stewardship.Heather has degrees in Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies.