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Protecting Resources: Assessing Visitor Harvesting of Wild Morel Mushrooms in Two National Capital Region Parks U.S. National Park Service

Protecting Resources: Assessing Visitor Harvesting of Wild Morel Mushrooms in Two National Capital Region Parks

U.S. National Park Service

Published October 18th 2013
ISBN : 9781492947776
Paperback
62 pages
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 About the Book 

Mushrooms constitute a major group of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) harvested by people worldwide. Wild edible fungi are collected for food in more than 80 countries (Pieroni et al. 2005). Research on NTFP harvesters suggests that people engage in these activities for a variety of reasons: to earn income, to meet subsistence needs, to maintain lifeways and a sense of identity, and to strengthen intergenerational ties.