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The map (right) shows Cascadia, the Pacific Northwest bioregion, a unity of geology, ecology and culture.
Although less than 10% of the continent, Cascadia contributes 20% - 25% of the total surface runoff.
The map below shows the Original Distribution of The Coastal Temperate Rain Forests. This map can be found on the website InfoRain, a Bioregional information system for the North American rainforest coast. InfoRain maps are interactive maps, so you can for example, zoom into areas of interest.
A Cascadia links site offering access to a variety of web sites under such headings as autonomy, news, touring, ecology, geology, lore, First Nations, history, parks and maps.
Cascadia Times. Devoted to environmental and natural resource issues in the Pacific Northwest and the forces of politics, economics, science and community life that influence policies affecting the region.
Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Fodor's Pacific Northwest, 18th Edition: with Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver. Fodor's helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you're at the helm, Fodor's offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. Order now...
Hidden Pacific Northwest: Including Oregon, Washington, Vancouver, Victoria, and Coastal British Columbia by Eric Lucas. The ultimate guide with information on over 300 hiking trails, 700 campgrounds, and 200 beaches, parks, and wilderness areas. The book reviews a wide range of unique accommodations, including boutique hotels in Seattle, stone-and-wood lodges in the Cascades, and seaside B&Bs. Order now...
Lonely Planet Washington Oregon & the Pacific Northwest (Regional Guide) by Sandra Bao. Local authors, detailed maps, easy to use maps, parks and reserves, planning tools and at-a-glance practical information. Order now...
Wildlife of the Pacific Northwest: Tracking and Identifying Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates by David Moskowitz. This book includes illustrated descriptions for more than 180 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, northern California, Idaho, and western Montana plus maps. Order now...
Pacific Northwest Haunts by Joe Teeples. This ghostly field guide lists over 270 haunted locations in the Pacific Northwest that ghost hunters can easily visit. Includes street addresses, photographs, and historical information about the spirits and areas involved in spectral hauntings. Order now...
Where To Find Hundreds Of Spectacular Waterfalls In Washington, Oregon, And Idaho by Gregory Alan Plumb. At-a-glance table for selecting waterfalls by scenic rating, form, how to access, best season to go and defining characteristics. To help you select, each waterfall is keyed for accessibility by car, on foot, or by canoe or raft and rated for magnitude and aesthetic value. Order now...
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