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Book: Non Timber Forest Products in the United States

An interdisciplinary anthology providing a comprehensive overview of U.S. nontimber forest products (e.g., ferns, mushrooms, medicinals, cones).
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Portland , OR 97210
Contact Person: Katie Lynch
Phone: 503-331-6682
E-Mail: ktlynch@ifcae.org
Website: http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/jonnon.html

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This 424 page anthology provides the first comprehensive examination of nontimber forest products (NTFPs) in the United States. As the first national overview of NTFP policy and management specific to the United States, it brings together research from numerous disciplines and analytical perspectives--such as biology, ecology, economics, history, ecology, law, entomology, forestry, geography, and anthropology--in order to provide a cohesive picture of the current and potential role of NTFPs. The thirty-two contributors review the state of scientific knowledge of NTFPs by offering a survey of commercial and noncommercial products, an overview of uses and users, and discussions of sustainable management issues associated with ecology, cultural traditions, forest policy, and commerce. They examine some of the major social, economic, and biological benefits of NTFPs, while also addressing the potential negative consequences of NTFP harvesting on forest ecosystems and on NTFP species populations.

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