What is Pacific Northwest?

  • (noun): A region of the northwestern United States usually including Wshington and Oregon and sometimes southwestern British Columbia.

Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is a region in western North America bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and, loosely, by the Rocky Mountains on the east. Though no universally agreed upon boundary exists, a common conception includes the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Broader conceptions reach north into Alaska and Yukon, south into the coastal and mountainous regions of Northern California,including San Francisco, and east into Idaho, western Montana, and western Wyoming to the Continental Divide. Narrower conceptions may be limited to the Northwestern U.S. or to the coastal areas west of the Cascade and Coast mountains. The variety of definitions can be attributed to partially overlapping commonalities of the region's history, geography, society, and other factors.

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South Maury Island Environmental Issues - Gravel Mining On Maury Island
... The primary environmental issue on Maury Island is Glacier Northwest's proposal to expand its gravel mine, located in the southern part of the island ... Glacier Northwest has operated the mine on the island since the 1940s, but in 1998 it announced its proposal to expand the operation to approximately 7.5 million tons of gravel a year ... According to Glacier Northwest senior executives in a presentation at the University of Washington in April 2005, the expansion of its South Maury Island mine is in the interest of the Pacific Northwest as ...
Mike Miller (wrestler)
... Mike Miller (born October 14, 1951) is a professional wrestler, who had great success in Pacific Northwest Wrestling ... In Pacific Northwest Wrestling he wrestled for many years and held the NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship and NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship a ...
Pacific Northwest - Culture - Spirituality and Religion
... The Pacific Northwest has the lowest rate of church attendance in the United States and consistently reports the highest percentage of atheism this is ... Religion plays a smaller part in Pacific Northwest politics than in the rest of the United States ... Political conservatives in the Pacific Northwest tend to identify more strongly with free-market libertarian values than they do with more religious social conservatives ...
Mike Miller (wrestler) - Championships and Accomplishments
... Pacific Northwest Wrestling NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship (3 times) NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship (8 times) - with Tom Jones (2), Karl Steiner (1), Moondog Moretti (1 ...
Salmon Conservation - Past Policy Choices
1820-1840 — With the arrival of trappers in the Pacific Northwest in the early 19th century, a systematic, intense harvest of beavers began ... the United States and Great Britain for control of the Pacific Northwest, the British Hudson's Bay Company adopted a policy of leaving no beaver in the watersheds they trapped ... Thus, electrical generation in the Pacific Northwest was greatly increased to supply the voracious appetites of aluminum smelters ...

Famous quotes containing the words northwest and/or pacific:

    I got my first clear view of Ktaadn, on this excursion, from a hill about two miles northwest of Bangor, whither I went for this purpose. After this I was ready to return to Massachusetts.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We, the lineal representatives of the successful enactors of one scene of slaughter after another, must, whatever more pacific virtues we may also possess, still carry about with us, ready at any moment to burst into flame, the smoldering and sinister traits of character by means of which they lived through so many massacres, harming others, but themselves unharmed.
    William James (1842–1910)