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Non-Timber Forest Products: Medicinal Herbs, Fungi, Edible Fruits and Nuts and Other Natural Products from the Forest

By: Marla R Emery (Editor), Rebecca J McLain (Editor)

176 pages, b/w illustrations, b/w maps, tables

Food Products Press

Paperback | Dec 2001 | #128130 | ISBN: 1560220899
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Hardback | Dec 2001 | #128131 | ISBN: 1560220880
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About this book

Addresses the issues that arise when the primeval practice of gathering wild plants, fungi, leaves, and bark occurs in a post-industrial world. Provides an analysis of the laws, sociocultural factors, competing political and economic interests, and environmental issues relating to this topic.



Section I: Non-Timber Forest Products, Past and Present
- International Non-Timber Forest Product Issues
- Brief Overview of Historical Non-Timber Forest Product Use in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and Upper Midwest
- Aboriginal Use of Non-Timber Forest Products in Northwestern North America: Applications and Issues
- An Overview of Non-Timber Forest Products in the United States Today
- Non-Timber Forest Products in Local Economies: The Case of Mason County, Washington

Section II: Research of Non-Timber Forest Products in the Pacific Northwest
- Research in Non-Timber Forest Products: Contributions of the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
- Productivity and Sustainable Harvest of Edible Forest Mushrooms: Current Biological Research and New Directions in Federal Monitoring
- Socio-Economic Research on Non-Timber Forest Products in the Pacific Northwest

Section III: Socio-Political Considerations for Non-Timber Forest Product Management
- Why is Non-Timber Forest Product Harvesting an "Issue" Excluding Local Knowledge and the Paradigm Crisis of Temperate Forestry
- Who Knows Local Non-Timber Forest Product Knowledge and Stewardship Practices in Northern Michigan
- Recent Trends: Non-Timber Forest Product Pickers in the Pacific Northwest
- Expanding Non-Timber Forest Product Harvester/Buyer Participation in Participation in Pacific Northwest Forest Policy
- Synthesis and Future Directions for Non-Timber Forest Product Research in the United States


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