Naturalist, environmental activists and author Luke Ruediger, will take you on an in-depth visual journey across the Applegate Siskiyous, highlighting the many botanical areas, rare plants, wildlands, and special places of the region. The presentation covers the entire Applegate River Watershed from its confluence with the Rogue River near Grants Pass and Wilderville to the arid Applegate Foothills and the spectacularly diverse high country of the Siskiyou Crest. Come away with a deeper ecological understanding of the Applegate Watershed and its biodiversity!
Luke Ruediger has lived his entire life in southern Oregon and has dedicated himself to the region’s ecology, biodiversity and the protection of wild landscapes. He is a self taught naturalist and fire ecologist with significant experience in the backcountry of the Klamath Siskiyou. In 2013, he published a hiking and natural history guide for the Siskiyou Crest titled, The Siskiyou Crest: Hikes, History and Ecology. He also runs the Siskiyou Crest Blog. He have worked professionally conducting ecological restoration and environmental advocacy work in the Klamath Siskiyou Mountains for the last 20 years. Currently he works for the Applegate Neighborhood Network, a community and conservation based organization in the Applegate Valley. He also runs the Siskiyou Field Office for Klamath Forest Alliance and run’s their Klamath Siskiyou Fire Reports Program.