Cascadia as a bioregion and idea, has a long and diverse history, stemming from the indigenous populations who lived and traded in the region, to it's most early settlers, before emerging as a more grounded concept in the 1970's into the movement it is today.
In this section, you will find a collection of essays and primary source material helping this amazing idea and movement.
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.
In September 2015, the Downtown Bellingham Partnership brought together all the major graphic design studios in their area to donate some of their time and skill ito create a flag that they felt best represented the city of Bellingham. After several months of internal review by the Partnership and a public voting process, a design created by Lariat Creative was chosen as the contest winner for its unique design and representation of different historic, cultural, and geographic aspects of Bellingham.
Our book of the month this month features the The People of Cascadia by Heidi Bohan, a long time educator, researcher, and wild plant expert who teaches Northwest Heritage and Ethnobotany at Anake Outdoor School. The book was funded by a 4Culture King County Heritage Grant, and created to fill a gap in the educational materials available for those who want to learn more about the incredibly rich culture of the People of Cascadia.
CascadiaNow! has been lucky enough to receive an amazing cache of early Cascadia bioregional primary source and archival material available no where online. In 2016, we will be embarking on an aggressive strategy to make this material accessible, to build partnerships, and to use these as a tool to help raise awareness about Cascadia and the CascadiaMovement.
Part 3 of an essay series exploring Cascadia into the 20th century and beyond
The second part of an essay series exploring the early roots and history of Cascadia, taking us through the 1840's and Republic of Oregon into the 20th century.
The first of three essays exploring the early, mid and recent history of Cascadia, as a place, as an idea, and as a movement.