More than 500 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens are illustrated and described. Revised and substantially updated, this comprehensive and accessible guide to a region rich in plant life includes 590 colour photographs and over 800 line drawings. Text covers habitat and ecology, similar species, easy identification, native uses of plants and origins of names.
A respected biologist who serves as a technical advisor on old growth forest research to the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Andy MacKinnon, also a registered professional forester, is adjunct professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University. He is the author of six Lone Pine books on the plants of Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.
Executive director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - Yukon chapter, Jim Pojar spent 25 years as an internationally respected forest ecology research scientist with the B.C. Forest Service. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers related to the boreal forest, aspen parklands and coastal ecosystems.
A forest ecologist who works in the Cariboo Forest Region for the BC Ministry of Forests, Ray Coupe has co-authored several books and numerous scientific papers on the plants of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.