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Wild in the City

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

Second Edition

Michael C. Houck and M. J. Cody

Copublished with the Audubon Society of Portland.

6 × 9 inches. Two-color maps. Line drawings. Index. 448 pages.

2011. ISBN 978-0-87071-612-6. Paperback, $24.95.

"The new edition is a book that anyone interested in the outdoors should have on the bookshelf and in their day pack. It provides a road map to plan virtually any type or length of trip, from a morning walk for exercise to an all-day excursion."
—Gail Achterman, The Oregonian

The second edition of the highly acclaimed Wild in the City brings more than one hundred 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 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 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 on how urban living and green spaces intersect.

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