What is the Palouse?
On the map, the red area represents the ecological Palouse Prairie, grassland that has been almost entirely converted into single crop farming because of the rich soil. The green area is a map that was published in the Seattle Times depicting another possibility. The purple map is a core area that a number of region experts made in the mid 1990s. The grey area where all 3 maps overlap is the boundary we are using at the library.
Everyone seems to have a different idea of the Palouse. What is the Palouse Region to you?
by Lisette Scheer
Palouse Heritage Assistant