Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub

    Description

    This paper discusses the legacy of nontimber forest products (NTFPs) and, more specifically, medicinal plant use in North America. It also discusses briefly MAP markets both in North America and throughout the world, and describes the constraints to the sustainable use and development of MAP resources. Lastly, the paper relates some lessons that may be appropriate for application in South Asia. The main question that the paper raises is, "are there indeed lessons to be learned for this region from North America?" The answer lies in the realization that there are many similarities between the two regions and we will gain from sharing our experiences! But our overexploitation, lack of information on the sustainable management of MAPs, and the dearth of MAP policies leads us to believe that this region is ahead of the world in many aspects of MAP preservation and culture.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to pubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Hammett, A. L.; Chamberlain, James L. 2002. Conservation and sustainable use of medicinal and aromatic products in North America: Are there really lessons to be learned?. Proceedings, Sharing Local and National Experience in Conservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in South Asia. 33-41.

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page