Michael Valpy, "City's chief planner a man with a vision," The Globe and Mail, March 2, 1999
In the future, a new pattern of forest clumps and connecting corridors could overlay this like a green web.
Political boundaries might become geographic ones. Instead of straight lines that cut across the landscape, jurisdictions might be based on watersheds, an area of land drained by a river system. A county line might ramble along ridges, for example, an idea contained in an environmental philosophy called "bioregionalism."
Scientists tossed out the idea of a "green skeleton" of natural habitats designed to promote as many species as possible.
The skeleton's backbone would be the parks, wildernesses and old-growth forest preserves along the region's mountain chains.
Its bones, or arteries, would be tree-filled "riparian zones" that would follow streams and rivers to saltwater.
Bill Dietrich, "Blueprint for wildlife, trees in the works," The Seattle Times, July 7, 1991