Willamettestrategies from the Portland-Vancouver area is one of my favorite blogs because of its advocacy for sensible land use policy and natural resource conservation in urban areas. Now, the author, a former natural resources professor at Oregon State University, has treated us to a book review of “Wild in the City”.
Although “Wild in the City” is primarily a guide to hiking in, and connecting with, the natural world of the Portland-Vancouver metro area, it will find a wider audience among those interested in forging public-private partnerships to promote natural area restoration and preservation. “Wild in the City” tells the story of the Intertwine, ” . . . the vital regional partnership promoting and supporting natural areas. And the public agency efforts to implement green infrastructure in terms of parks and natural areas, but also new approaches to storm water, waste water, and other infrastructure.”
“Wild in the City” should be must reading for metropolitan engineering departments, streets divisions, sanitary sewer management agencies, and public and private environmental advocacy groups.