Wild in the City

Wild in the City

Exploring the Intertwine: The Portland-Vancouver Region's Network of Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas

by Michael C. Houck, M. J. Cody
2nd ed., ©2011, ISBN: 9780870716126
Trade Paperback, 448 pages
List Price: $24.95 Our Price: $22.50

The second edition of the highly acclaimed Wild in the City brings over 100 of the best parks, trails and natural areas to your fingertips. This comprehensive "must-have" reference will be the go-to field guide for hikers, cyclists, paddlers, bird watchers, and nature enthusiasts.

This revised and updated edition contains all new maps organized according to watershed and includes twenty-eight unique "rambles" that explore multiple sites for recreation, wildlife viewing, or simply contemplating the joys of nature. New natural history essays by such well-known writers as Ursula K. Le Guin, Kim Stafford, Robin Cody, Judy BlueHorse Skelton, Robert Michael Pyle, Jonathan Nicholas, and Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods,offer fresh perspectives on the little pockets and expansive corridors of Portland's wild environs.

The book also examines the innovative strategies that cities, agencies, and nonprofits are using to create an ecologically sustainable metropolitan region. This invaluable resource will be an essential guide for educators and parents who want to explore the region's natural wonders with their students and children. Included are tips on living with wildlife, as well as a new section that provides essential information for how urban living and green spaces intersect.

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