Where to order a Map:
Ordering: Maps are free for download in our store section. We have also partnered up with Sightline to make a 11x17 print map available, or 24x36" versions of McCloskeys wonderful new map may be ordered directly here.
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Cascadia is a bioregion that defines the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada, incorporating British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, parts of Idaho, southern Alaska and northern California, and in many ways is geographically, culturally, economically and environmentally distinct from surrounding regions. It is a place in the world with unique flora and fauna, topography, geology and is comprised of a interconnected ecosystems and watersheds. Bioregionalism argues that natural and cultural boundaries around watershed and shared experience, will always be a more effective system of representation than our current political boundaries, many of which are arbitrary and non-representative.
When thinking of the lifestyle cultures that we share as part of the Cascadia community, agriculture culture is definitely one of the aspects that every Cascadian should be aware of if not a part of. With features like advantageous geographic features, weather conditions, and residents deeply invested in buying local, the Cascadia bioregion is an obviously place for an agriculture culture to develop.
“Using sustainable and healthy products, such as those with low embodied energy, sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources.” (From One Living Planet)
Water is a necessary component for all lifeforms. Humans can only survive without this precious resource for three days, yet humanity is using it up as if it is in plentiful abundance. The fact of the matter is, the Earth’s freshwater supply is decreasing significantly from excess use, and poor practices.
Our featured book is Boundaries of Home edited by Doug Aberley. Learn more about different approaches on how to find, use, and create maps in a way that will have a positive impact on your bioregion.
Chris 'Kikila' Perrin is the CascadiaNow! Victoria, BC Ambassador. He writes for an alternative news website called Underground Reporter and also contributes to The Inertia, a surfing website where he represents the Cascadia bioregion by writing about the Pacific Northwest surf scene.