Culturally and Economically Important Nontimber Forest Products of Northern Maine
Whether you're a landowner, gatherer, student, teacher, lifelong Mainer, or potential visitor to the St. John River Watershed, use the links below to explore more about the topics on this website.
Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, Maine
“Celebrating Maine’s Native American Heritage”
Acadian Culture in Maine
Online version of a 92-page document on Maine’s Acadian history and culture, published by the National Park Service in 1994.
Maine Acadian Culture
From the National Park Service
Upper St. John River Valley
Detailed history and genealogy of the region, including town-level historical listings
Voici the Valley Cultureway
Website honoring the cultural heritage of the St. John River Valley with a focus on French-Acadian culture. “Resources” page contains an extensive list of sites and organizations for both Maine and New Brunswick sides of the river, and an audio CD and visitors guide.
Made in Aroostook
Food, personal care products, and crafts from Aroostook County artisans, including Natalia Bragg, Judy Sherman, and Brian Theriault.
Video profiles of Maine Indian basketmakers and woodcarvers, including Mary Anne Sanipass
Tree and Tradition
Website for brown ash basketmaking exhibit at the University of Maine’s Hudson Museum
North Maine Woods, Inc.
Organization of large forest landowners in northwestern Maine.
Maine Educational Standards– for potential links from curricular materials that will be provided to teachers.
Beginning with Habitat
Maine collaborative program for natural resource conservation, with tools and strategies specifically for landowners and local decision makers
Northeastern States Research Cooperative
A competitive grant program funding interdisciplinary, collaborative research on the Northern Forest.
Marla Emery biography page: More on the Northern Research Station's nontimber forest product research
Marla Emery’s Livelihood Diversity in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula website: Nontimber forest products and livelihoods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Ethnobotany ... plants sustaining people: Ethnobotany is the study of how people of a particular culture and region make use of indigenous (native) plants.
Institute for Culture & Ecology
Publications on nontimber forest products, many with free web links
Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property: A Handbook on Issues and Options for Traditional Knowledge Holders in Protecting their Intellectual Property and Maintaining Biological Diversity. (pdf)
Publication by American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Virginia Tech Nontimber Forest Product site
A clearinghouse for information on NTFPs in North America
Last Modified: 09/21/2010