A movement threading place-based communities together across watersheds. 

We grow an interwoven fabric of place-based groups, learning centers and containers across many different watersheds to reinforce work being done on the ground, implement new forms of bioregional governance, while celebrating our unique stories, autonomy and context of place.

Welcome to the Cascadia Department of Bioregion, a hub for Cascadians to learn, grow and connect.


We educate about Cascadia, Bioregionalism and Bioregional Mapping. You can find more information about some of the basics here:

Be an ambassador of your watershed and movement. Below you will find tools and resources to help every person get active for what they care about.

Projects are activities that promote bioregionalism or empower organizers and communities that sponsored by our 501(c)3 umbrella.


Our Regenerate Cascadia program awarded the Systems and Governance 2023 Edgeprize.

Salmon Nation Edgeprize Award Winners Announced

Learn more about Regenerate Cascadia, and all of the other Edgeprize winners from around Salmon Nation.

Be an Ambassador

Ambassadors educate about bioregionalism and grow the Cascadia movement. When you join us at any level, you gain access into our online Cascadia ambassador network and community, a home for discussion, resources, training, and places for people to connect the issues and passions they care about.


Upcoming Events

Welcome to our Cascadia movement calendar. Find upcoming Department of Bioregion events, or submit an event.

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What is Bioregionalism?

Bioregionalism is a vision of a future that works for people and for the Earth.

Bioregionalism is a movement, an ethic, and an idea that has been growing for more than four decades. Nature acts bioregionally – and more than ever before – the ability to act regionally and globally in an interconnected fashion has never been more important.

A World of Bioregional Movements

The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of bioregionalism and supporting the Cascadia movement. Ambassadors grow bioregional movements. They represent the idea to friends, family, businesses, and their communities. By joining at any level, you can access our Cascadia Community, a home for discussion, resources, training, and places for people to connect the issues and passions they care about.

It is our goal to develop watershed and bioregional-based frameworks that can provide a viable and positive alternative to existing power structures. To accomplish these goals, we believe in bioregionalism, a grassroots approach to ecology that uses natural boundaries to reinforce sustainability, community self-determination, and regional self-reliance.

Cascadian Poetics panel: Innovation from Here, with panelists Stephen Collis, Jeanne Heuving, George Stanley, Joanne Kyger (Photo © Kim Goldberg)