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Lying at the heart of the beautifully manicured Reed College campus, the Reed College Canyon remains an island of untamed nature in the center of an urban area. Essentially untouched from the 1930s to 2000, the canyon has been the force of an ambitious habitat restoration project for the past decade. This work has restored the canyon to its "natural" state while improving opportunities for visitors to appreciate its beauty.
Discover wildlife on this trek from Tigard's Cook Park to Tualatin's Hedges Creek Marsh. The wetlands are remnants of what was once a much larger marsh system prior to construction of the sports fields. Still, they are home to birds and mammals you'd expect to see in the area — red-winged blackbirds, common yellowthroats, marsh wrens, and great blue herons. Waterfowl common in winter include American wigeon, gadwall, and northern shoveler.
Called the green jewel in the heart of Vancouver, Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Trail truly is an amazing swath of green infrastructure. With a series of apved, shared use trails, it continues for nearly eight miles past some of the best wild areas in Vancouver — from wetlands to heavy forest to open grassland. The location, right in the middle of the city, makes it all easily accessible from a number of different trailheads and many neighborhoods, either by foot or bicycle.