A bioregion is a place defined by ecological and geographic characteristics, particularly based on watershed boundaries. It is also an approach to understanding the relationships between people and the landscape they inhabit. We have used the bioregion concept as a way to understand the University in its region, to study the region's physical, natural, social, and cultural characteristics, and to increase the appreciation of and engagement in the region on the part of university and community members.
The guide to the Putah & Cache creeks watershed created by campus and community scholars, poets, artists, and enthusiasts
Gallery of Literature & Art of the Watershed
Reflecting the relation of people to the landscape, our gallery exhibits the work of artists, writers, poets, and photographers who have interpreted the regional landscape over the years. Many have participated in the Artists and Writers in Bioregional Residence Program; others are university and community members who are part of the expanding bioregional community.