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Birch, berries, and the boreal forest: Activities and impacts of harvesting non-timber forest products in interior Alaska

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2013

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Maher, Kimberley Anne C., 2013, Birch, berries, and the boreal forest: Activities and impacts of harvesting non-timber forest products in interior Alaska: University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Summary

Harvesting wild berries, firewood, and other non-timber forest products (NTFPs) from the boreal forest in Interior Alaska is a common activity amongst local residents. NTFPs are harvested for personal use, subsistence, and commercial purposes. While these activities contribute to informal household economies and livelihoods, harvest of NTFPs are not well documented in Alaska. Availability of these ecosystem services may be altered under changing management and climate regimes. This interdisciplinary dissertation takes a look at the activities and impacts of current NTFP harvesting practices. Survey results from a forest use survey provide insight into harvest activity in the Tanana Valley. Wild blueberries (38.5% of households with [...]

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