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

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2011-10-01
  • Publisher: Oregon State Univ Pr
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The second edition of the highly acclaimed Wild in the Citybrings 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.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. x
Acknowledgementsp. xi
The Intertwinep. xiii
A Regional Treasurep. xv
A Personal Viewp. xvi
How To Use This Bookp. xvii
Regional Watersheds and Site Locationsp. xviii
A Sense of Placep. 1
Hometownp. 3
Portland Parks: The Legacy of Colonel L. L. Hawkinsp. 8
Deep Historyp. 11
No Vacancy?p. 16
River Cityp. 19
Scattered Edenp. 21
Lashed to Our La-Z-Boysp. 23
Mr. Pish and the Horse Chestnutp. 25
Lower Willamette River Watershedp. 27
Graham Oaks Nature Parkp. 29
The Tonquin Trail
Upper Willamette Narrows Paddlep. 32
Guides to the Willamette
Canemah Bluff Natural Areap. 36
Camassia Natural Areap. 38
Mount Talbert Nature Parkp. 41
Lower Willamette River Loop Ramblep. 44
River Forest Lake
The Trolley Trail
The Willamette Falls Locks
Oregon City Bridge Closure
Sellwood Bridge Crossing
Tryon Creek Watershedp. 49
Tryon Creek Stormwater Innovation
Tryon Creek State Natural Areap. 51
Robins Awake!
Lower Willamette River Paddlep. 54
Navigating the Locks
Cathedral Park Launching
Bryant Woods Nature Parkp. 60
Oswego Canal
Elk Rock Islandp. 62
Oak Woodlands and Savannahsp. 65
Where to Find Oregon Oaks and Madrone
Aliens Among Usp. 68
Springwater on the Willamette Trail Ramblep. 71
Esplanade Artwork
Oaks Bottom Overlook
North Meadow Side Trip
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refugep. 76
Portland Memorial Mural
Safe Haven
Ancient Futuresp. 81
Beautiful but Deadly
Ross Island Paddlep. 85
Heron Watching
Portland's Icon: The Great Blue Heronp. 90
The Willamette Greenway Ramblep. 93
Old Skunkhead
Japanese Memorial Haiku
Go Kayak
Stephens Creek
Future Impacts
A Cheapskate's Ramblep. 98
Willamette River Overlook
Trail Diversions
Side Trip!
Peregrine Falconsp. 102
Peregrine Spotting
Eagles and Ospreys
Oblivious to Distractionp. 107
Tanner Springs Parkp. 111
Risky Reflections
September Is for Swiftsp. 113
Did You Know?
What About That Chimney?!
Marquam Nature Parkp. 115
Wildwood Trail and the 40-Mile Loopp. 117
Hoyt Arboretump. 118
Washington Parkp. 121
Japanese Gardens
Pittock Acres Parkp. 124
Swift or Swallow?
Forest Parkp. 126
Northern Pygmy-Owlsp. 129
Audubon Society of Portland Sanctuariesp. 132
Mount Tabor Parkp. 136
Sounds of Spring
Exploring North Portland Ramblep. 139
npGreenway Project
Green Infrastructurep. 145
Who'll Catch the Rain?p. 146
The Art of Rain Catchin'
Storming Downtown Portland Ramblep. 148
What's That Din?
Storming East Portland Ramblep. 152
Greening the Grey
A Bird's Eye View: Portland EcoRoof Tourp. 157
Return of the Nighthawk?
Gimme Shelter: In Praise of Portland's Urban Canopyp. 160
Heroes of Green Infrastructure
Grey to Greenp. 162
Tualatin River Watershedp. 163
On the Bluebird Trailp. 165
Bluebird Recovery Project
Cooper Mountain Nature Parkp. 168
Treetop Acrobats
Merlins and Kestrels
Jenkins Estatep. 171
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refugep. 173
Crowsp. 176
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preservep. 181
Fernhill Wetlandsp. 183
Crossing the Ki-a-Kuts Ramblep. 186
Durham City Park
Urban Verminp. 190
Hyland Forest Parkp. 193
Lowami Hart Woodsp. 195
Commonwealth Lake Parkp. 197
Jordan Parkp. 199
Die My Lovely
Rock Creek Trail Ramblep. 201
Heron Nesting Colony
Tualatin Hills Nature Parkp. 203
Spring Song
Barred Owlsp. 206
The Westside Trail Ramblep. 209
Fanno Creek Watershedp. 211
Koll Center Wetlandsp. 214
Vista Brook Park and the Fanno Creek Trailp. 217
Clackamas River Watershedp. 219
What Goes Up Must Come Downp. 221
Deep Creek Canyon and the Cazadero Trailp. 223
Dogs in Natural Areas
Salamandersp. 228
Disappearing Amphibians?
Johnson Creek Watershedp. 231
The Springwater Corridor Ramblep. 233
Schweitzer Property
Gresham Buttesp. 239
Grant Butte Loop
Gresham Woods and Butler Creek Greenwayp. 242
Sharpies and Coopsp. 244
Clatsop Butte Park and Natural Areap. 247
Powell Butte Nature Parkp. 249
Spotted Towhees
Anna's Hummingbirdsp. 253
Leach Botanical Gardenp. 256
Zenger Farmp. 258
Beggars-Tick Wildlife Refugep. 260
Hold On To Your Cats!
The Shire: Johnson Creek Canyonp. 262
Heron Marauders of Tideman Johnsonp. 266
Reed College Canyonp. 268
Crystal Springs Creek
To Know a Salmonp. 272
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Gardenp. 275
Please Don't Feed the Ducks
Columbia Slough Watershedp. 277
A Brief History of the Columbia Sloughp. 279
Columbia Slough Paddlep. 281
Otter Cityp. 284
Nadaka Nature Parkp. 287
What Color Is Green?p. 289
Whitaker Ponds Nature Parkp. 291
God's Dog Rides MAX: Urban Coyotesp. 293
Streaked Horned Larks
Heron Lakes Golf Coursep. 297
Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Areap. 300
Not the Place to Leave Your Alligator
Tracking Mammalsp. 303
Books for Tracking
Kelley Point Parkp. 305
The "Jail" Trail
Hard Drinkers: Freshwater Musselsp. 308
Lower Columbia River Watershedp. 311
Government Islandp. 313
Wildlife and Airports
Sauvie Islandp. 317
Visiting Sauvie Island
Howell Territorial Park and Howell Lakep. 321
Owl Pellets
Oak Island Trailp. 323
Hunting Closures
Wapato Access Greenway State Park Trailp. 325
Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trailp. 326
Raptor Road Trip Ramblep. 328
Guided Raptor Road Trip
Eagle Spotting
A Feast in the Mud
Hawk Spotting
Winged Winterp. 334
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refugep. 337
Cathlapotle Village
Rodent Extraordinairep. 342
Sandy River Watershedp. 345
Oxbow Regional Parkp. 347
Stealthy Giants
Native Aromas
Crow Magicp. 351
Creating Nature Clubs
Chronicler of Time: The Bushy-Tailed Woodratp. 353
Sandy River Deltap. 355
Captain Clark's Challenge
Clark County Watershedsp. 359
Lacamas Lake Regional Parkp. 361
Swallow Tips
Columbia Springsp. 364
Hello, Chum
Cottonwood Beachp. 367
Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refugep. 369
Bright Butterfliesp. 372
Water Resources Center Wetlandsp. 376
Vancouver's Discovery Historic Loop and Heritage Trees Ramblep. 379
Vancouver's Notable Historic and Heritage Trees
Don't Miss This!
Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Trail Ramblep. 381
LBJ and the Discovery Trail
Leave the Babies Alone
Different Drummersp. 387
Woodpecker Woes
Ellen Davis Trail Ramblep. 391
Salmon Creek Greenway Ramblep. 394
Kayaking Salmon Creek
Vancouver Lake Lowlands Ramblep. 397
Golden Purifiersp. 402
Lake River to Bachelor Island Paddlep. 405
Eyes Open! Safety Tip
Clark County Water Trail
La Center Bottomsp. 409
About the Contributorsp. 411
Indexp. 420
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