Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JAN 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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Left: The city of Yreka (pop. 7,500) is along Interstate 5 in far Northern California, just 21 miles from the Oregon border. Yreka is the Siskiyou county seat. The area is rich in ecological diversity, being situated at the junction of the Cascade Range (14,179 ft. Mount Shasta in the background), the Klamath Mountains and the High Desert. Yreka Creek flows through the center of town before joining the Shasta and Klamath rivers. The creek is spawning habitat for salmon (Chinook and coho) and steelhead trout. Below: The entrance sign at one of the Greenway trailheads was made by Ralph Starritt of Starritt Studio. At top is the logo for the Greenway, composed of salmon backed by cottonwood, willow and alder leaves, the most common riparian trees along the Greenway. January 2018 51 Ecological Retooling of a Small Town Landscape Architecture by Tom Hesseldenz and Associates When a handful of local community members got together in the late 1980s to launch a greenway project along a creek running through their small town of Yreka, California, they envisioned a single linear greenway comprised of a trail and small buffer. Yreka (pop. 7,765) is just 21 miles south of the Oregon border, sitting at an elevation of 2,500 feet.

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