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Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture

The Palouse and the Surrounding Region

Pullman is in the Palouse Hills of eastern Washington. Conditions are ideal for growing wheat, and this is one of the most productive wheat-growing regions in the world. To the east of Pullman the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin. To the west lie dry grasslands, then eventually the cascades & the coast.

A view of Steptoe Butte from atop Kamiak Butte, just north of Pullman. The rolling hills of the Palouse lie in between.






Wild sunflowers in the desert
east of Pullman.







Snow geese in a pasture
near La Conner, WA

Regional Links

Pullman, WA is the home of Washington State University.

Moscow Idaho, just 8 miles east of Pullman, is the home of the University of Idaho.

The spectacular Nez Perce and Clearwater National Forests are nearby.

Hiking/Biking opportunities abound on Moscow Mountain and the 76-mile-long Trail of the Coeur D’Alenes.

Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre.

Pullman’s world famous Lentil Festival.

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