Bioregional Planning

Bioregional planning is a planning process that seeks to preserve the integrity of a bioregion rather than a political or administrative unit. [1]

Bioregional planning emphasises the integration of social, economic and ecological factors in regional planning and management, and seeks to bring all stakeholders together through a participatory process to develop and implement a dynamic plan for a bioregion.…


What is Bioregionalism?

Advocates of bioregionalism assert that human activity should be largely constrained by ecological or geographical boundaries rather than political ones. [1]

The core principles of bioregionalism include the following notions:

  • Shifting focus away from colonial and national borders towards recognition of Indigenous biocultural landscapes and increasing autonomy on a political, social, cultural and economic level.