A region defined by characteristics of the natural environment rather than by man-made divisions.
- Bioregionalists aim to find a balance between the resident community's needs for livelihoods and the potential for natural resources in their bioregions, as defined by ecological, economic, and social criteria.
- Scholars were asked to see in terms of bioregions rather than national or tribal boundaries, complicating greatly their task.
- The Great Lakes make for a problematic bioregion because each lake has a very different ecology and history.
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- Two years ago, I joined Ecotrust, an innovative nonprofit in Portland, Oregon, with the task of extending the rigorous pattern-language approach to the bioregional scale and social complexity of a conservation economy.
- But some natural processes like the migration of waterfowl are not confined to one particular region; a bioregional history of the Pacific Flyway would encompass much of the western half of North America.
- We urbanites can forget that bioregional peoples - living intimately with croplands, forests, fisheries, and grasslands - still make up half the planet's population.
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