|A bioregion is another way the Willamette Valley can be classified. Bioregionalism is a concept generally outlined by a biogeographic region, such as a watershed, that also includes the integration of ecology with society. A bioregion represents more then the physical landscape alone, taking into account the interrelations of the physical geography and environment, biological processes, and social characteristics of an area rather than its political constraints1. Bioregionalism establishes a link between nature and culture, and an understanding that humans both influence and are influenced by their environment2. The relationship between agriculture production in the Willamette Valley and the local population very much creates a bioregion that has the potential to grow as consumers demand for regionally produced foods increases.||Bioregion / Bioregión Translation Needed
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1. Ecotrust, (2009). The result is a unique sense of place. Putting Our Bioregion on the Map. Available at www.ecotrust.org/about/bioregion.html (accessed June 2009).
2. Berg, P. (1983) Bioregion and Human Location. Available at www.planetdrum.org/bioregion_and_human_location.htm (accessed June 2009).