The Cayuga Basin Bioregion Map (c2002, 2010) pays homage to the water we use daily to drink, cook, bathe, fish, swim, and boat.  Our water sustains more than just us, it sustains a huge variety of life including 290+ species of native and migratory birds and endemic endangered orchids… adding to the remarkable beauty of this region.  We are incredibly fortunate to live here. 

Inspired by the bioregional maps of the Pacific Northwest and a love for the beauty and uniqueness of the Finger Lakes, author/originator, Sandy Wold, envisioned this project following her graduate studies at SUNY Cortland where she specialized her studies in interdisciplinary education with nature and bioregionalism as the overlapping "Common Core" and wrote her thesis on how to integrate sustainability education into New York State standards and public education.  This project was sponsored by the Center for Environmental Sustainability (CES) and supported by a $200 grant from the Alternatives Federal Credit Union.  

Many thanks for the invaluable strategic support of Wally Woods, retired corporate facilitator and cofounder of the CES, and thanks to the beautiful watercolor artwork by Camille Doucet.  Located in the Finger Lakes region in Central New York, the Cayuga Basin Bioregion is actually a subwatershed of the Oneida watershed and is further distinguished by its unique geologic formations, natural history, seasonal cycles, local economy, and historic sites (e.g., indigenous peoples, the Underground Railroad, and the Women's Suffrage Movement, ...). 

This poster map measures 22x28 inches and connects locals and visitors to the beauty, richness, and unique qualities of our bioregion.  This map makes a great gift for home, work, or classroom and looks great laminated, mounted on a plak, or matted and framed in gold-painted wood.  The second edition was printed in June 2010.  The original watercolor painting is now owned by the Paleontological Research Institution and is permanently displayed at the Cayuga Nature Center in Ithaca, New York.  

POSTERS AVAILABLE for sale by request (see contact button) and in Ithaca, NY: Wegmans, Autumn Leaves, Cornell Botanic Gardens, Cornell Book Store, the Paleontological Research Institution, Visitor's Bureau, and other locations. For more info, write sandra dot wold at gmail dot com