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Bioregional Beers Event to Launch Ecotopia Today: Learning From Cascadia Atlas

Bioregional Beers Event to Launch Ecotopia Today: Learning From Cascadia Atlas

Join Brian Holmes, Howard Silverman, and Mack McFarland for a bioregional beer at The Oregon Public House, 700 NE Dekum St, on Saturday April 6th, at 3:30pm. They’ll discuss the online atlas Learning from Cascadia, as well as the futures of bioregionalism in the Anthropocene and a new interactive mapping tool that we will be launching. All are welcome, the first 15 folks to show up will get a free beer.

First Dept of Bioregion Flag Making Workshop hosted in Laurentia

First Dept of Bioregion Flag Making Workshop hosted in Laurentia

The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is proud to announce the completion of our first bioregional flag design workshop held in New York City, in the Laurentia Bioregion of North America. It included with attendees from three different North American bioregions and focused on how bioregional flags differ from national flags, and the importance of symbols that represent place.

Cascadia Solidarity with Carrizo/Comecrudo Earth Defenders as they protest US/Mexico Border Wall

Cascadia Solidarity with Carrizo/Comecrudo Earth Defenders as they protest US/Mexico Border Wall

The Cascadia Department of Bioregion is excited to share solidarity with the Carrizo/Comecrudo people and nations as indigenous organizers work to block construction of a wall over traditional territory near the city of Mission in Southern Texas / Northern Mexico.

British Columbia Will Fund Next Phase of Cascadia High Speed Rail

British Columbia Will Fund Next Phase of Cascadia High Speed Rail

The British Columbia Premiere John Hogan met with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee to announce they will contribute $300,000 for the next phase of a study exploring the potential of ultra-high-speed Cascadia corridor transportation service linking British Columbia, Washington and Oregon.

2019 Cascadia Convergence Performer & Workshop Submissions are Open!

2019 Cascadia Convergence Performer & Workshop Submissions are Open!

Cascadia Convergence has announced their submissions for workshops, presentations and performers is now open! They are looking for Cascadians who want to be involved in making the event awesome. Do you have a musical or performance act, a workshop you want to give? Just want to volunteer or take on a leadership role? Let them know!

A Growing Cascadian Identity - British Columbians Identify more with Washingtonians than their Canadian Neighbors

A Growing Cascadian Identity - British Columbians Identify more with Washingtonians than their Canadian Neighbors

A newly released study shows that British Columbians feel a stronger Cascadian affinity to the south than with their eastern Canadian counterparts. In total - 54 percent of British Columbians felt they had the most in common with Washington state, 18 percent picked California while just 15 per cent chose Alberta, 9% percent chose Ontaria, and less than 3% chose Manitoba, Saskatchewan or another Canadian area.

Vol 9, No 1 of The Cascadia Subduction Zone: A Literary Quarterly has been released!

Vol 9, No 1 of The Cascadia Subduction Zone: A Literary Quarterly has been released!

A decade into the 21st century, the world of books, the world of the arts, the world of criticism have all been caught up in violent, unpredictable change. A large part of this change has been unleashed by a continual stream of technological innovations that impact our daily lives and even our personal as well as professional relationships. Technology is changing how we read and what we read, is challenging the very forms and genres in which we write, and is making criticism and reflection more valuable and necessary than it's ever been.

Cascadia V Chagos Island, May 26 - Cascadia Football Team announces first international friendly

Cascadia V Chagos Island, May 26 - Cascadia Football Team announces first international friendly

The Cascadia Football Federation is delighted to announce that they have arranged their first ever international friendly on the 26th May against the Chagos Islands. The game will take place in the U.K. at Beckenham Town FC who we would like to thank for their cooperation in creating this fixture.

Legislation Introduced for Cascadia High Speed Rail Authority

Legislation Introduced for Cascadia High Speed Rail Authority

Washington State Democrats introduced new bill 5214 that would create and fund a Cascadia high speed rail authority. The bill would provide $3.25 million dollar through 2021 to establish an authority in partnership with the State of Oregon and Province of British Columbia.

Canadian Forces Illegally Enter Wet'suwet'en Country in Northern Cascadia

Canadian Forces Illegally Enter Wet'suwet'en Country in Northern Cascadia

On January 7, 2019, at approximately 2:51pm, RCMP and military forcefully breached a peaceful checkpoint on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory. Indigenous people were ripped from their homes by militarized police. There were at least 12 confirmed arrests, including an elder, and Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs were blocked from their own territories.

Cascadia Subduction Zone Tremors: 36,377 in 2018

Cascadia Subduction Zone Tremors: 36,377 in 2018

In 2018, the Cascadia Subduction Zone saw 36,377 Episodic Thrusts & Slips (ETS). These tremors are different from earthquakes, which are generally more sudden, and that of other, shallower faults, which can be generated from the pressure buildup of magma sitting under Cascadia’s many volcanoes along the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Cascadia's Human Terrain: Shifting our perspective through Bioregional Mapping

Cascadia's Human Terrain: Shifting our perspective through Bioregional Mapping

A new interactive map of conveys the population change and density of the Cascadia bioregion over the past 20 years in 3d, as a new layer of human terrain.

New 'Cascadia Playbook' Documents Oregon Response to Megaquake

New 'Cascadia Playbook' Documents Oregon Response to Megaquake

The State of Oregon Office of Emergency Management has released a new ‘Cascadia Playbook’ helping outline the first two weeks of government response in the face of a 9.0 Cascadia Megaquake. The playbook provides a two-week blueprint for the state’s response and expectations for prioritizing Oregon's recovery from what would be the deadliest natural disaster in the U.S.

Cascadia Wildlands Celebrates 20 Years

Cascadia Wildlands Celebrates 20 Years

Cascadia Wildlands, a grassroots conservation organization, celebrates their 20th year of action protecting Cascadian forests and working to restore vast old-growth forests, rivers full of wild salmon, wolves howling in the backcountry, and vibrant communities sustained by the unique landscapes of the Cascadia bioregion.