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Social History of Wild Huckleberry Harvesting in the Pacific Northwest
Once gathered only for subsistence & cultural purp

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By Rebecca T. Richards (au); Susan J. Alexander (au)
Year: 2006
Pages: 113
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 142231488X

Once gathered only for subsistence & cultural purposes, wild huckleberries are now also harvested commercially. Here is an inventory of North American wild huckleberry plant genera, & the wild huckleberry harvesting patterns of early Native Americans & non-indigenous settlers are described. The social, technological, & environmental changes that gave rise to the commercial industry in the Pacific Northwest by the 1920s & the industry’s demise after World War II are explained. The resurgence of the commercial wild huckleberry industry in the mid-1980s & national forest management issues related to the industry are presented as possible strategies that land managers could develop to ensure wild huckleberry, wildlife, & cultural sustainability. Illus.

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