Directory of Cascadia Organizations
Being Cascadian is more than using the name or happening to fall within the borders of the Cascadia bioregion. Instead, one becomes Cascadian by choosing to do so; promoting and practicing bioregional principles; and growing an identity rooted in a love of place, because we find this place, the people and movement so special. When we do, we cease to be American or Canadian - identities defined by abstract national constructs - and become Cascadian.
Below is a list created by the Department of Bioregion of organizations, groups, programs, competitions and events important elements within the Cascadia movement and how bioregionalism has evolved in the Pacific West region of North America. For profit businesses will be a separate directly coming soon. Are we missing something? Then make sure to:
First and foremost we seek to create a broader sense of community among people of various Esoteric groups and traditions. The Cascadian Illuminati seeks to encourage cross-pollination of ideas and the forming of friendships and fellowship among esotericists and occultists of all stripes and affiliations.
Cascadia Underground is a Seattle-based media center and Cascadia wide collective that provides action-focused education, resources and community space for the Cascadia movement and bioregional issues. By magnifying diverse voices, stories and perspectives, we empower Cascadians to actively resist oppression, exploitation, discrimination or marginalization.
Cascadia Wild is a Portland-based non-profit dedicated to connecting people with the natural world. We combine modern ecological methods with the ancient practices of living with nature. Fostering a community based on science, intuition, professionalism and lots of fun, we hope to instill a deep sense of connection with the natural world.
Cascadia Wikimedians User Group, an independent group of Wikimedians, is the user group which serves as the regional affiliate for the Cascadia region of North America. Its mission is to support Cascadian Wikimedians in their Wikimedia-related endeavors and to partner with local organizations in their use of Wikimedia projects.
Our aim is to start a community in the Pacific Northwest that will help to better ourselves and our world to the greatest extent possible. We're in the process of building tools for smarter, responsible trade, all facilitated by continuously optimizing direct democracy.
Founded in 1995, Cascadia Times has defined bioregional environmental journalism for nearly a quarter century. Founded by Paul Koberstein and Kathie Durbin, veteran news reporters who made their mark in the 1980s with The Oregonian, Cascadia Times has generated a large following as one of the best environmental publications in the United States. In 2004, Columbia Journalism School named Cascadia Times the most distinguished environmental publication in North America by bestowing it with the prestigious John B. Oakes award, ahead of the New York Times and other major publications.
Cascadia Wildlands defends and restores Cascadia’s wild ecosystems in the forests, in the courts, and in the streets. Cascadia Wildlands began in 1998 when a group of passionate students and community members decided to take action against rampant clearcutting in Oregon’s Cascades and Coast Range. Since then Cascadia Wildlands has grown into a regional conservation leader.
Festivals, Competition & Events
Cascadia Day is a day chosen to join together to help celebrate and raise awareness of Cascadia, meet our neighbors, and discuss and plan how we are going to positively create change here in the Pacific Northwest. Raise your flag, wear your patch, and join fellow Cascadians, building Cascadia as a positive force for change.
The Cascadia Grains Conference brings together farmers, bakers, brewers, distillers, brokers, investors, policy-makers and others to strengthen the role of grains in our local food economy by sharing the latest science, techniques, and developments, as well as creating a space in which new business, policy and research relationships can form and existing ones can be strengthened.
The Pacific Northwest is home to a spectacular array of talented roasters. Inspired by the diversity of styles in the coffee community, the Cascadia Roaster's Competition was conceived to celebrate the art of roasting in a fun and engaging event.
Cascadia Culture Week
Cascadia Culture Week is a week for celebrating the things that make our region, and its inhabitants unique. It happens every year between the weekend before and after Cascadia Day. So join us!
Academic, Government & Research
Formed by practitioners in Washington and British Columbia’s Cascade mountains in the summer of 2012, the Cascadia Partner Forum fosters a network of natural resource practitioners working with the Great Northern and North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperatives to build the adaptive capacity of the landscape and species living within it.
Ecotopia Today, a collection of original research, cartography, and essays at a crossroads of cartography, politics, art, and social issues. His work addresses fossil fuel infrastructure, dams, salmon, agriculture, and the Hanford Nuclear Site in an interactive digital map.
Founded in 1993, Sightline Institute is committed to making the Northwest a global model of sustainability, with strong communities, a green economy, and a healthy environment. We work to promote smart policy ideas and monitor the region's progress towards sustainability.