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Date(s) - Tuesday, February 26, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Lidgate Hall, Medford Congregational Church


This Chapter Meeting has been Canceled due to snow


This presentation explores the fire ecology of the Siskiyou Mountains. It focuses on the 2017 Miller Complex that burned in the Upper Applegate Valley in and around the Red Buttes Wilderness and on the Siskiyou Crest. I look at fire ecology, vegetation response, and the interaction between fire and different species found in the Siskiyou Crest region.

Presented by Luke Ruediger. Luke 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.