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    Author(s): Marla R. EmeryJohn Zasada
    Date: 2001
    Source: The Timberline 10-13
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Jackie makes birch bark and sweet grass baskets, stitched with spruce root. Her work is so fine that a New England folklife institute has recognized her as a master basketmaker. Nora and Lawrence earn a very modest income selling mushrooms and other wild foods to upscale restaurants. A good part of their own food and medicine also comes from the woods, wetlands, and open spaces. Linda keeps up with the locations that her logger husband and son work so that two to three years later she can pick berries in these sites. Known collectively as nontimber forest products (NTFPs), these edibles, medicinals, craft materials, etc. are small but important parts of the livelihoods and lifeways of some who live in and around northeastern forests. The folks who depend upon them are constantly on the lookout for sources of the plants that they use.

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    Emery, Marla R.; Zasada, John. 2001. Silviculture and nontimber forest products: extending the benefits of forest management. The Timberline 10-13

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