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  •  We are all about corridors, although (9+ / 0-)

    like any city, there are competing claims on space and resources.  Yes, there are lots of freeways, roads, subdivisions, hotels, malls, parking lots, etc.

    But also, lots of streams, rivers, wooded areas, parks, trails, farms, and other natural landscape features.

    The Intertwine Alliance,

    a coalition of private firms, public agencies and nonprofit organizations working together to tap new sources of funding, better leverage existing investments, and more fully engage residents with the outdoors and nature.
    recently published our Regional Conservation Strategy calling for:
    the creation of “a bi-state regional biodiversity recovery and management plan that would, among other goals, identify significant natural areas for acquisition and protection, develop innovative strategies to conserve the region’s natural resources, and ensure that large and small refugia are interconnected in every neighborhood and watershed in the region.
    Although the challenges may be daunting, a combination of providence and planning has resulted in a region that retains much of its natural capital. Unlike much of the rest of the nation, we have managed to contain our urban footprint through regional growth management and good land use planning. We are fortunate to be surrounded by wildlife refuges, state and national forests, and working forests and farms. Our urban system of parks, trails, and natural areas provides the framework for creating an interconnected system of wildlife habitats and corridors that link to one another and the greater rural landscape beyond. And, with our vibrant urban forest canopy, ecoroofs, rain gardens, and naturescaped yards, we are recognized as a leader in integrating green infrastructure into our built landscape.

    The terrorists thought that they would change my aims and stop my ambitions,but nothing changed in my life, except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage was born. - Malala Yousafzai

    by rsmpdx on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 09:48:19 PM PDT

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