Cascadia Department of Bioregion

An Interconnected World of Bioregional Movements

The Cascadia Movement is a collective of organizations, causes, groups, chapters, businesses and individuals working together around the principles of bioregionalism for a better future for and within the Cascadia bioregion.

A World of Bioregional Movements

The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is a 501(c)3 working to build a positive, just and ethical place based movement here within the Cascadia bioregion. We create bioregional resources and frameworks that are build by communities from the ground up, reflective of the physical and natural realities of a place, as well as all of the inhabitants living there. We promote place appropriate technology and policy, provide direct funding for community projects, and support communities to determine the carrying capacities and regenerative frameworks for each watershed and ecoregion we live in. We believe the people living in a place are the best suited to take the lead on issues affecting their area.

It is our goal to develop  a cadre of ambassadors able to research, promote and disseminate information about bioregionalism, a grassroots approach to ecology that emphasizes sustainability, community self-determination and regional self-reliance. Our work builds greater understandings of our bioregions, promote place appropriate technologies and policies, provide direct funding for community projects, educate about bioregionalism, and support the creation of centers to determine the carrying capacities and regenerative frameworks for each watershed and bioregion we live in.

Regardless of where you are from, we want reconnect people into place in a healthy and sustainable manner, stand in solidarity to address past wrongs, and work to better protect all inhabitants living here.

This is Cascadia and we are Cascadian. We hope you join us.

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History of the Doug Flag

This flag was conceived in 1993 when Alexander Baretich was sitting on a hill in Eastern Europe homesick for the conifer trees he grew up with.  Earlier digital imagines of the flag…

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Cascadia Day is Tomorrow, Monday May 18th! Come Celebrate

Tomorrow, Monday May 18th is Cascadia Day! While we won't be celebrating in person, we'd love to invite you to make a post, share a favorite picture, and together let's…

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Join a Cascadia Work Group

We are excited to announce that we are creating several work groups from our Envision Cascadia Conference, and would love to invite you to join us. We had more than…

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#Cascadia trending after #WestCoastPact announced by governors

After Washington, Oregon, and California governors announced the launch of a Western States Pact in the face of a federal government unwilling to act on COVID-19 relief, #Cascadia , #Calexit…

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Your Chinook Word of the Day

Chinook Jargon (also known as Chinuk Wawa, or Chinook Wawa) was the true lingua francais of the Cascadia bioregion for several hundred years. At its height, it had more than 100,000 speakers in the late 19th century, before becoming almost extinct in the 20th century. It is now a language being revived. Learn more here, and read the full Chinook Wawa Dictionary here.