We feel this topic is well-timed as we can't help noticing that spring is bursting out around us outdoors, and it will no doubt inspire the conversation. We're looking forward to hearing about the wild in your city.
For this month's WILD READ, we are honored to host three guest moderators. They are the editors of Wild in the City:
|Mike Houck, Director, |
Urban Greenspaces Institute
|M.J. Cody, Chair|
Urban Greenspaces Institute Board of Directors
M.J. is the author of Our Portland, a coffee table style book, with photographer Rick Schafer (Voyageur Press). She is a regular contributor to Portland's newspaper, The Oregonian, with her column on lodging in the Travel Section titled, "Sleeping Around the Northwest." She also writes features for several magazines including NW Palate Magazine, Travel Oregon, Horizon Air, Audubon Magazine, and other publications. She is the Chair of Urban Greenspaces Institute, and also is the co-editor with Mike Houck of the first edition of Wild in the City, A Guide to Portland's Natural Areas.
|Bob Sallinger, Conservation Director|
Audubon Society of Portland
Bob’s passion for conservation was developed early exploring the woods of Massachusetts and later on solo hikes from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail and from Canada to New Mexico on the Continental Divide.
Bob has a B.A. in Biology from Reed College and a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School. He currently serves on the Portland Parks Board and the Board of Directors for the Coalition for a Livable Future and is an elected director for the East Multnomah County Soil and Water Conservation District. He lives in Northeast Portland with his wife Elisabeth Neely, two children, a dog, cat, goats and chickens.