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    Author(s): comps Alaska Boreal Forest Council
    Date: 2003
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-579. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 150 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    The Hidden Forest Values Conference brought together a diverse assemblage of local, state, and federal agencies, tribal governments, traditional users, landholders, cottage enterprises and other nontimber forest products (NTFP) related businesses, scientists, and experts. The purpose of this forum was to exchange information, cooperate, and raise awareness of issues on sustainable and equitable, environmentally and economically viable opportunities for NTFP in Alaska. This discourse sought a balance of development and sustainability, with respect for traditional uses. Nontimber forest products were defined by the conference organizers as biological material harvested from the forest that has not been produced from commercially sawn wood such as lumber, pulp, and paper. These proceedings include extended summaries of presentations by speakers and panelists at the conference. All summaries were compiled and edited by the Alaska Boreal Forest Council and reviewed by the authors. Some authors elected to provide their full presentation or supplemental material; those are included in Appendix V.

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    Alaska Boreal Forest Council, comps. 2003. Proceedings: hidden forest values—the first Alaska-wide nontimber forest products conference and tour. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-579. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 150 p

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