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America's Wild Read Goes Wild in the City

April 19, 2012

Wild in the City coverFor the next four weeks, America's Wild Read is hosting a conversation inspired by Wild in the City: Exploring the Intertwine, The Portland-Vancouver Region's Network of Parks, Trails, and Natural Areas, copublished by OSU Press and The Audubon Society of Portland.

Wild in the City is the sixth book featured in the online discussion group, a project of the National Conservation Training Center. (Another OSU Press author was highlighted last October, when Robert Michael Pyle was a moderator.)

MJ CodyMJ Cody leads the discussion during week one, sharing the creative team's desire to produce a city guide that was "more than a handbook to parks, trails, and natural spaces—a more literary tome full of personal stories and insights" that would inspire readers about "the riches surrounding us and the importance of not only being aware, but experiencing the joys of preserving, restoring, and celebrating nature in this singular place we call home."

Mike HouckDuring week two, Mike Houck will discuss the Intertwine. Bob Sallinger will focus on Living with Urban Wildlife during week three. To wrap things up during week four, Mike Houck and Bob Sallinger moderate a discussion of green Bob Sallingerinfrastructure, ecosystem services, and the next frontier in integrating natural and built environments.

American's Wild Read invites you to share your "wild in the city" stories. Visit the Wild Reads blog to participate in the lively conversation, ongoing through May 6.

For more news, follow Wild Reads and Wild in the City on Facebook.

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