Second Bioregional Congress: Proceedings 1988

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The Second Bioregional Congress of Pacific Cascadia 1988: Proceedings, Resources, and Directory

April 7-10, 1988 Breitenbush Retreat Center, Detroit, Oregon

On a rare day of partial clearing clouds separate to reveal the Maritime Northwest. On the east, the Cascade Range protects it from the thirsty Plateau. On the west is the Pacific. Southward the Siskiyous and Trinity Alps palisade the Maritime Northwest against the bare brown hills and burning plains of California. Northward, though maritime climate persists, agriculture ceases, turned back by mountains that rise from the surf.


The Second Bioregional Congress of Pacific Cascadia 1988: Proceedings, Resources, and Directory

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About this Document

On April 7-10, 1988, approximately 140 people gathered at the Breitenbush Retreat Center at Breitenbush Hot Springs in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. The people came primarily from western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia — the place coming to be known as Pacific Cascadia — and worked as peers for three days to articulate a broad collection of visions, values and plans on a variety of ecological and social issues pertaining to the bioregion.

The proceedings of this congress have been coll