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

ISBN-10: 0870716123
ISBN-13: 9780870716126
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oregon State University Press
Publication date: 10/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Michael C. Houck is executive director of the Urban Greenspaces Institute and a longtime national leader in urban park and greenspace issues. He is the author ofWild on the Willamette: Exploring the Lower Willamette Riverand co-editor ofThe Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology.

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Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
The Intertwine
A Regional Treasure
A Personal View
How To Use This Book
Regional Watersheds and Site Locations
A Sense of Place
Hometown
Portland Parks: The Legacy of Colonel L. L. Hawkins
Deep History
No Vacancy?
River City
Scattered Eden
Lashed to Our La-Z-Boys
Mr. Pish and the Horse Chestnut
Lower Willamette River Watershed
Graham Oaks Nature Park
The Tonquin Trail
Upper Willamette Narrows Paddle
Guides to the Willamette
Canemah Bluff Natural Area
Camassia Natural Area
Mount Talbert Nature Park
Lower Willamette River Loop Ramble
River Forest Lake
The Trolley Trail
The Willamette Falls Locks
Oregon City Bridge Closure
Sellwood Bridge Crossing
Tryon Creek Watershed
Tryon Creek Stormwater Innovation
Tryon Creek State Natural Area
Robins Awake!
Lower Willamette River Paddle
Navigating the Locks
Cathedral Park Launching
Bryant Woods Nature Park
Oswego Canal
Elk Rock Island
Oak Woodlands and Savannahs
Where to Find Oregon Oaks and Madrone
Aliens Among Us
Springwater on the Willamette Trail Ramble
Esplanade Artwork
Oaks Bottom Overlook
North Meadow Side Trip
Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge
Portland Memorial Mural
Safe Haven
Ancient Futures
Beautiful but Deadly
Ross Island Paddle
Heron Watching
Portland's Icon: The Great Blue Heron
The Willamette Greenway Ramble
Old Skunkhead
Japanese Memorial Haiku
Go Kayak
Stephens Creek
Future Impacts
A Cheapskate's Ramble
Willamette River Overlook
Trail Diversions
Side Trip!
Peregrine Falcons
Peregrine Spotting
Eagles and Ospreys
Oblivious to Distraction
Tanner Springs Park
Risky Reflections
September Is for Swifts
Did You Know?
What About That Chimney?!
Marquam Nature Park
Wildwood Trail and the 40-Mile Loop
Hoyt Arboretum
Washington Park
Japanese Gardens
Pittock Acres Park
Swift or Swallow?
Forest Park
Northern Pygmy-Owls
Toot-Toot-Toot
Audubon Society of Portland Sanctuaries
Mount Tabor Park
Sounds of Spring
Exploring North Portland Ramble
npGreenway Project
Green Infrastructure
Who'll Catch the Rain?
The Art of Rain Catchin'
Storming Downtown Portland Ramble
What's That Din?
Storming East Portland Ramble
Greening the Grey
A Bird's Eye View: Portland EcoRoof Tour
Return of the Nighthawk?
Gimme Shelter: In Praise of Portland's Urban Canopy
Heroes of Green Infrastructure
Grey to Green
Tualatin River Watershed
On the Bluebird Trail
Bluebirds
Bluebird Recovery Project
Cooper Mountain Nature Park
Treetop Acrobats
Merlins and Kestrels
Jenkins Estate
Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge
Crows
Ravens
Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve
Fernhill Wetlands
Crossing the Ki-a-Kuts Ramble
Durham City Park
Urban Vermin
Hyland Forest Park
Lowami Hart Woods
Commonwealth Lake Park
Jordan Park
Die My Lovely
Rock Creek Trail Ramble
Heron Nesting Colony
Tualatin Hills Nature Park
Spring Song
Barred Owls
The Westside Trail Ramble
Fanno Creek Watershed
Koll Center Wetlands
Vista Brook Park and the Fanno Creek Trail
Clackamas River Watershed
What Goes Up Must Come Down
Deep Creek Canyon and the Cazadero Trail
Aplodontia!
Dogs in Natural Areas
Salamanders
Disappearing Amphibians?
Johnson Creek Watershed
The Springwater Corridor Ramble
Schweitzer Property
Gresham Buttes
Grant Butte Loop
Gresham Woods and Butler Creek Greenway
Sharpies and Coops
Clatsop Butte Park and Natural Area
Powell Butte Nature Park
Spotted Towhees
Anna's Hummingbirds
Leach Botanical Garden
Zenger Farm
Beggars-Tick Wildlife Refuge
Hold On To Your Cats!
The Shire: Johnson Creek Canyon
Heron Marauders of Tideman Johnson
Reed College Canyon
Crystal Springs Creek
To Know a Salmon
Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden
Please Don't Feed the Ducks
Columbia Slough Watershed
A Brief History of the Columbia Slough
Columbia Slough Paddle
Otter City
Spraints
Nadaka Nature Park
What Color Is Green?
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park
God's Dog Rides MAX: Urban Coyotes
Streaked Horned Larks
Heron Lakes Golf Course
Smith and Bybee Wetlands Natural Area
Not the Place to Leave Your Alligator
Tracking Mammals
Books for Tracking
Kelley Point Park
The "Jail" Trail
Hard Drinkers: Freshwater Mussels
Lower Columbia River Watershed
Government Island
Wildlife and Airports
Sauvie Island
Visiting Sauvie Island
Howell Territorial Park and Howell Lake
Owl Pellets
Oak Island Trail
Hunting Closures
Wapato Access Greenway State Park Trail
Warrior Rock Lighthouse Trail
Raptor Road Trip Ramble
Guided Raptor Road Trip
Eagle Spotting
A Feast in the Mud
Hawk Spotting
Winged Winter
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Cathlapotle Village
Rodent Extraordinaire
Sandy River Watershed
Oxbow Regional Park
Stealthy Giants
Native Aromas
Crow Magic
Creating Nature Clubs
Chronicler of Time: The Bushy-Tailed Woodrat
Sandy River Delta
Captain Clark's Challenge
Clark County Watersheds
Lacamas Lake Regional Park
Swallow Tips
Columbia Springs
Hello, Chum
Cottonwood Beach
Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Bright Butterflies
Water Resources Center Wetlands
Vancouver's Discovery Historic Loop and Heritage Trees Ramble
Vancouver's Notable Historic and Heritage Trees
Don't Miss This!
Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Trail Ramble
LBJ and the Discovery Trail
Leave the Babies Alone
Different Drummers
Woodpecker Woes
Ellen Davis Trail Ramble
Salmon Creek Greenway Ramble
Kayaking Salmon Creek
Vancouver Lake Lowlands Ramble
Golden Purifiers
Lake River to Bachelor Island Paddle
Eyes Open! Safety Tip
Clark County Water Trail
La Center Bottoms
About the Contributors
Index

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