The Cascadia Doug Flag
The Cascadia Doug flag is a symbol for the natural beauty and inspiration that the Pacific Northwest provides, and is a direct representation of the bioregion.
Designed in 1994 by Portland native Alexander Baretich, the blue of the flag represents the moisture-rich sky above, and the Pacific Ocean, along with the Salish Sea, lakes, and inland waters. Our home is a place of continuous cascading waters flowing from the Pacific to the western slopes of the Rockies and Cascades where water cycles back to the Pacific. The white represents snow and clouds, and the green represents the evergreen forests and fields of the Pacific Northwest. The lone-standing Douglas Fir symbolizes endurance, defiance, and resilience. All these symbols come together to symbolize what being Cascadian is all about.
While the Doug flag is the most common symbol for Cascadia, it is one of many, each representing watersheds or unique aspects of the Pacific Northwest. Flags can be purchased here.
An Open Source Symbol & Brand
The Doug flag is an open source, not for profit symbol for the Cascadia bioregion, and the Cascadia movement. CC Use License: CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0.
We encourage all Cascadian communities, businesses, organizations and individuals to modify it for their own eco-region or cause, as long as these causes do not violate the terms of the Creative Commons License.
A Symbol Against Hate
CascadiaNow! and the Cascadia movement are actively working to elevate the voices of frontline and traditionally marginalized communities. We reject all forms of hate and prejudice, as well as any type of discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, religion, and personal beliefs or choices. These stances are reflected at every level of our organization as a 501(c)3 non-profit.
We are constantly working to improve these practices and beliefs, in an effort to create an equitable, intersectional movement that provides space for POC and traditionally marginalized communities. We hope that by doing this work, we can empower other Cascadians to listen, learn, and act more equitably.
Ideas on how we can improve? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org