MAS is proud to be located in the mythical State of Jefferson in the great green bioregion of Cascadia.
Cascadia is defined as the watersheds of the rivers that flow into the Pacific Ocean through North America’s temperate rainforest zone. Cascadia, or the Pacific Northwest, extends from Northern California to Southern Alaska – along a coastline once cloaked in nearly continuous rainforest – and inland as far as the Continental Divide.”
In 1970 the term “Cascadia” was adopted by David McCloskey, a Seattle University sociology professor, to describe the region. McCloskey describes Cascadia as “a land of falling waters.” He notes the blending of the natural integrity and the sociocultural unity that gives Cascadia its identity.
McCloskey is the source of the proposed Cascadian boundaries that include the complete watershed of the Columbia River, including the territories of what is now Idaho, western Montana, and smaller parts of Wyoming, Utah, and northern Nevada.
Since then, Cascadia has come to represent a resilience movement and an ethos of ecological integrity. The bioregion even has it's own flag.