Susanne Kindi Fahrnkopf was the office and financial manager for the Siskiyou Project for 12 years from 1997-2008, after completing a degree in Business Administration at Rogue Community College. She has been a resident of the Illinois Valley for 29 years, during which she raised four children in her little cabin by the East Fork of the Illinois River in Takilma. Kindi is an advocate for the beautiful Siskiyou Mountains with her art and poetry. Kindi’s poetry has been published in five anthologies, and she self-published her first book, Siskiyou River Reflections, in 2006.
The Siskiyou Regional Education Project
The Siskiyou Regional Education Project, founded in 1983 in Takilma, Oregon, began as a grassroots environmental group organized around the Bald Mountain Road blockade on the boundary of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Pedro Tama, a forestry worker from the Forks of Salmon in California, and Lou Gold, a former University of …