Bioregional Links & Resources
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In no particular order except that mostly it all started here...

Planet Drum Foundation
PO Box 31251, San Francisco, CA 94131, Shasta Bioregion, USA,
415-285-6563, ,

Founded in 1973 by Peter Berg, et al. Publishers of the Planet Drum Pulse, source for speakers, workshops, and forums on bioregional themes. Assists in organizing bioregional groups. Provides online calendar for Bioregional events. Sells bioregional books, pamphlets, and periodicals. Supports Bioregional Energy Exchange, a program to help small-scale producers using sustainable and recycled matrerials find markets and friends. One of the programs is Arte Papel, a small Ecuadoran women's paper recycling association that uses natural fibers and colorants to produce beautiful stationery. for price list.
Also recommended:

For a detailed and extensive list of North Ameircan
permaculture and bioregional links click here.

The Community Solution is a program of Community Service, Inc. Community Service is dedicated to the development, growth and enhancement of small local communities. We envision a country where the population is distributed in small communities that are sustainable, diverse and culturally sophisticated. Community Service was founded by Arthur E. Morgan, educator, businessman and executive. He was the first president of the TVA and the president of Antioch University. We host the annual U.S. Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions. We also produced the powerful and DVD documentary, "The Power of Community – How Cuba Survived Peak Oil,"
The Community Solution, P. O. Box 243, Yellow Springs, OH 45387  937-767-2161 or, toll-free 866-767-2161  
Email us at
Gaia University offers international students accredited Bachelors and Master degrees as well as graduate Diplomas through a pioneering educational concept. The self-directed, action learning methodology allows you to combine short residential courses with home-based project work while being supported by a professional network of advisors, tutors, mentors and workshop providers. You combine your ideals with practical experience to promote local and global sustainability, regeneration, justice and peace.

2007-8 programs in Brazil, Oregon and Tennessee USA and Germany in Integrative Ecosocial Design, Open Topic (Independent Study) and Organizing Learning for Earth Regeneration (Regional Development of Gaia University). Unfold your passions in any areas of Sustainabilty/Regeneration from Bioregionalism to Permaculture, Ecovillage Design, Post Petroleum Energy Descent Planning, Holistic Health, Ancient Wisdom and more.

Bioregional Visions Council: Guardians of the Earth, contact Laura Kuri at or at Privada Colima #17, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico 62450

The Permaculture Activist
PO Box 5516, Bloomington, IN 47407 USA 812-335-0383 USA
Peter Bane, publisher (teacher, designer/consultant with Patterns for Abundance)
Ph: int +1 (828) 298-2812 Fax: int +1 (828) 298-6441

Regenerative design for all bioregions.

AK Bioregionalismus Sauerland (c/o ) publishes "Die Stachelbeere", a newsletter for bioregionalism and eco-spirituality and is one of the most active bioregional groups in Germany. Contact: Lief-Thorsten Kramps, Lohmannstrasser 3, D-58119 Hagen/Westfalen (Bioregion Sauerland), Germany.
A list of Australia's 80 bioregions can be found at:
Also, The Web Incorporated is a bioregional organization in Australia working toward development through the Brisbane Regional Environmental Council and Forest ANA Queensland.
Eco-Bahia, an Ecuadoran bioregional Eco City project and collaboration between Planet Drum Foundation and the community of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador.
Eco-Bahia can be reached by contacting , , or
Genesis School. Vladir Villagran ( ) has a school in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador, that teaches "green values" and conducts a Volunteer Program for anyone interested in getting involved.
Green City Milan (Italy, c/o ) has news of urban sustainability efforts, green radio, "decorecycle" art, etc. in Milan.
Italian Bioregional Network (c/o ) publishes Lato Selvatico magazine and news of Italian bioregional movement from Po River Valley to Naples.
Japan Bioregional/Deep Ecology Movement (including Guard Fox Watch) c/o .
(739) 395-5021 (5015)

Permaculture ecovillage and home of the The Illuminated Elephants Traveling Gypsy Theatre.

Post Carbon Institute, 3683 West Fourth Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6R 1P2.
Tel (604) 736-9000 Fax (604) 736-9001 Initiated by Julian Darley, author of High Noon for Natural Gas: the New Energy Crisis and co-author of the forthcoming Relocalize Now! Getting Ready for Climate Change and the End of Cheap Oil.. Post Carbon Institute is a think, action and education tank offering research, project tools, education and information to implement proactive strategies to adapt to an energy constrained world.

Also home of The Relocalization Network

The Relocalization Network supports Local Post Carbon Groups as they work to develop and implement the strategy of Relocalization in their communities. The Relocalization Network Coordinators support the Network by providing on-line communication tools, developing valuable resources, facilitating meaningful and useful connections between Local Groups and cultivating a sense of working together globally on local responses.

Julian is also co-creator of

GIobalPublicMedia is part of a response to the difficulties that both public and profit-making news and other media have when trying to offer analysis and understanding which is not driven by the need to 'entertain', increase ratings, save money, make profit and satisfy shareholders.

Global Ecovillage Network (GEN)  and

BANA's mission is "to strengthen and amplify the voice of local bioregional groups in the Northern Americas".
A Bioregional Perspective on Planning and Regional Economics
Essay by Joel Russ
Balancing the scales: Managing biodiversity at the bioregional level
Book Review at
Also: What are the characteristics of bioregional management?
Encuentro: Bioregionalists Cross the Border and Discover America by Antonio Lopez
Essay at
PROBEA( Proyecto Bio-regional de Educación Ambiental / Bioregional Environmental Education Project): SUCCESSFUL BINATIONAL & BIOREGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
by Greg Bloom, FronteraNorteSur Editor
Report at
LifePlace: Bioregional Thought and Practice by Robert L. Thayer, Jr. Book review at:
In a narrative rich with the essence of the Sacramento Valley, Thayer crafts a compelling argument for a life lived closer to the earth. He begins this evocative book--which is part memoir, part lifestyle manual--by describing his home of the last 30 years as "a mail-order spouse whom I would grow to appreciate, then love."

Memorandum of Understanding: California's Coordinated Regional Strategy to Conserve Biological Diversity "The Agreement on Biological Diversity" at

The California Biodiversity Council (CBC) was formed in 1991 to improve coordination and cooperation between the various resource management and environmental protection organizations at federal, state, and local levels.

California Environmental Resources Evaluation System

Sense Of Place, article at:

a project of

BANA - A New Voice for Bioregions by Beatrice Briggs, article at:

Riparian Habitat Joint Venture, a project currently underway which protects biodiversity and enhance natural resources as well as the human element they support. Report at:
Toxic Lifestyles by Peter Bier at Peace Times

What's a bioregion?
Here's a watershed region that includes Cleveland, a whole bunch of water, and quite a few beings. Good mapping and lots of it, too. Beautiful website

The MOUNT SHASTA BIOREGIONAL ECOLOGY CENTER is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring the outstanding natural environment and cultural values of Mount Shasta. One of the sacred mountains of the world, and of its surrounding bioregion, recognizing this region is of great importance locally, nationally and internationally in providing pure waters to the Sacramento Valley, rich biodiversity, numerous pristine natural sanctuaries, and sacred areas of high significance to Native American cultures near and far.

801 Sherwood Street, Suite B, Missoula, MT 59802
phone: 406-728-5733       fax: 406-728-9432
A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise. --Aldo Leopold


Ecology Center · 2530 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702
tel: 510-548-2220 · fax: 510-548-2240 ·


Realistic Living, 3578 N. State Highway 78, Bonham, TX 75418

Write Where You Are: Transformation Through the Spoken and Written Word, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Ph.D.
In 1990, at the North American Bioregional Congress in Maine, the Water Committeee decided to give thanks to the water. We continue this practice of thanksgiving through a project we have named "Awakening the Planetary Healer Within"
In its role as water advocate, the National Water Center strives to look at water with the broadest ideas of ecological balance and harmony. Supporting appropriate technology, bioregionalism, composting toilets, dowsing, ecology, flow forms, stream monitoring, vibrational water, watershed planning; we welcome articles on these subjects at this site.

Particularly note WaterWorks
for a complete 50 pages of Water and Bioregionalism. Excellent!

Ecological Cities Project
Rutherford H. Platt
c/o Dept. of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003
(413) 545-2499

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