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Sustaining Forests

Culturally and Economically Important Nontimber Forest Products of Northern Maine

Welcome!

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For many people, a walk in the woods means more than fresh air. It is a chance to gather wild plants and mushrooms that can be used as food, medicine, crafts, and other uses. Plants and mushrooms that have such cultural and economic significance are called nontimber forest products. This website will introduce you to the cultural and ecological landscape of northern Maine and its Canadian neighbors through the nontimber forest products that grow there and the people who gather and depend on them. During a two-year study of plants and people in the St. John River Watershed, we spent time talking with gatherers and land managers and learning about the plants that are important to them. We hope you'll enjoy learning about this corner of the country, and please be in touch!

We gratefully acknowledge the Northeastern States Research Cooperative's support in funding this project. Read about this project's contributors.

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Last Modified: 12/13/2010