About the Author
Luke Ruediger is the Conservation Director for the Klamath Forest Alliance and operates the organizations Siskiyou Field Office, monitoring public land management activities across the Medford District BLM, the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and portions of the Klamath National Forest in southwestern Oregon and northern California. He is also the Executive Director for the Applegate Neighborhood Network, a conservation organization focused on protecting the Applegate River watershed.
Luke grew up in southwestern Oregon and has long worked to protect, restore, and defend the ecological integrity of the Siskiyou Mountains through both environmental activism and land stewardship. This blog was written to encourage others to do the same.
In 2013, Luke authored and self-published The Siskiyou Crest: Hikes, History & Ecology, a hiking and natural history guide to the Siskiyou Mountains of southwestern Oregon and northern California. He also started the Siskiyou Crest Blog in 2013 to promote the book and broaden his advocacy for the region.
He has lived in a remote off-grid homestead at the foot of the Siskiyou Crest, with his wife Suzie Savoie for almost 20 years. Luke and Suzie are also co-owners of Klamath-Siskiyou Native Seeds, providing the general public, gardeners, nurseries, habitat restoration practitioners and land managers with wildcrafted seeds from the Klamath-Siskiyou Mountains of northern California and southern Oregon.
- McKinney Fire Superbloom: A land where wildflowers dominate
- The Slater Fire Road Risk Reduction and Safety Project: A Proposal by the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest to Subsidize Damaging Hazard Tree Logging and Climate Polluting Biomass Utilization.
- Protect Wild Streams in the Applegate and Illinois River Watersheds!
- Klamath Forest Alliance: 2022 A Year in Review
- Rum Creek Fire: Wildfire on the Wild Rogue