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DOWNLOADABLE FULL TEXT DOCUMENTS.   The files below are uncopyrighted, in the public domain, or we have secured permission to make the files available for free download.  This site is not for profit.  The purpose is to archive as many extension-style publications on NTFPs in one place, on this .  We prefer to keep the full document on our site rather than a link because URLs change so often.  If we have one of your documents listed and we are mistaken that the copyright prevents us from including it on this site, please let us know so that we can remove it.  The full reference is within each document (citing this website is not an appropriate citation when you use the material).  Many of the files are large so we recommend right clicking and saving to your computer first rather than left clicking and trying to open in your browser to read.  Although some of the publications below are old and may have some data that is out of date like pricing, but most of these still have quite helpful information about habitat identification, harvesting steps, and processing techniques. Search TipResearchers may also be interested in the searchable online NTFP Bibliographic Database at the Centre for Livelihoods and Ecology.  It is a few years out of date, does not contain the full text of articles, but it does have thousands of NTFP references and many with descriptive abstracts.

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2012 Applies to NTFPs in general Inventory and Mapping: A Beginner’s Guide to Basic Inventory and Digital Mapping of Nontimber Forest Products on Small Private Forestlands A guide to provide landowners information on how to conduct a basic inventory of nontimber forest products on their land and digitally map the data. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Big Leaf Maple, Red Alder, Western Dogwood, Red‐Twig Dogwood, Black Hawthorne, Oregon Ash, Western Crabapple, Black Cottonwood, Bitter Cherry, Choke Cherry, Cascara, Blue Elderberry, Red Elderberry, Vine Maple, Serviceberry, Kinnickinnick, Salal, Oceanspray, Dwarf Oregon Grape, Tall Oregon Grape, Pacific Rhododendron, Western Azalea, Red Currant, Evergreen Huckleberry, Red Huckleberry, Bear Grass, False Lily of the Valley, False Solomon Seal, Western Wake Robin, Western Yarrow, Wild Ginger, Wild Strawberry, Wood Sorrel, Maidenhair Fern, Lady Fern, Deer Fern, Licorice Fern, Western Sword Fern
Forest Transplants: A Brief Introduction to Marketing Understory Plants from Small Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet looking at earning income from harvesting native species as transplants for retail and wholesale markets. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Huckleberry, Cascara, Indian Plum, Devil’s Club, Lupine, Deer Vetch, Elderberry, Beargrass, Milkweed, Fireweed, Paintbrush, Camas, Larkspur, Fawn Lily, Oregon Iris, Biscuit Root, Sorrel, Trillium, Stinging Nettle, Oregon, grape, Western Azalea, Hooker’s Willow, Salmonberry, Bleeding Heart, Snowberry, Western Geranium, Monkey Flower, Cow Parsnip, Goatsbeard, Columbine, Shooting Star, Honeysuckle, Baneberry, Soapweed Yucca, Spirea
Native Seed:  An Introduction to Income Opportunities from Native Seed Gathered from Small Private Forest Lands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet looking at income opportunities for small forestland owners from native seed harvesting and processing to be used in restoration and landscaping industries and other markets. Download Button
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2012 Multiple NTFPs:
Big Leaf Maple Syrup, Oregon Black Truffle, Stinging Nettle, Lady Fern Fiddleheads, King Bolete Mushroom, Chanterelle Mushroom, Cascade Huckleberry, Prince’s Pine, Devil’s Club Root, Oregon Grape Root, Cascara Bark, Elder Flower, Valerian root, Usnea, Sugarpine Cones, Manzanita Branches, Salal, Beargrass, Moss, Western Red Cedar Boughs, Mistletoe, Noble Fir Boughs, Kinnikinnick, Pacific Serviceberry, Rhododendron, Sword Ferns, Vine maple
Seasonal Calendar of Commercially Harvested Nontimber Forest Products: Income Opportunities from Pacific Northwest Forests This poster provides examples of commercial NTFPs in the Pacific Northwest and the approximate seasons in which they are harvested.  The poster can be viewed on a large computer monitor, printed as a 34" x 22" poster, or printed as 8.5" x 11" tiles and then taped together.  A .pdf version is provided for printing.  The 2nd link is  .pub version that anyone is welcome to modify as needed to create a seasonal calendar in other regions. The photos are public domain but a few require citations.  These are provided at the bottom of the calendar. Download Button
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2012 Applies to NTFPs in general Nontimber Forest Products: Income Opportunity Resources and Steps for Starting a New NTFP Business This simple factsheet provides a six-step list to help private forestland owners get started with commercial NTFP development on their land.  It also lists two websites geared to private forestland owners, one being the NTFPINFO.US clearinghouse with downloadable extension materials and links to other websites.  A .doc format is provided that users are welcome to modify as they like.  The images are public domain. Download Button
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2012 Multiple NTFPs Harvesting Nontimber Forest Products in Conservation Set‐Asides: An Introduction for Small Forestland Owners in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet on earning additional income selling forest products harvested as a part of the management plan and agreement to maintain conservation areas on their land. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Blackberry, Elderberry. Huckleberry, Lingonberry, Oregon Grape. Wild Plum. Camas. Chickweed, Lady Fern Fiddleheads, Miner’s Lettuce, Nettle. watercress, Wild Onion, Chanterelle. King bolete. Hedgehog, Morels. Matsutake. Oregon black truffle, Oregon White Truffle. Big Leaf Maple Syrup, Birch Syrup, Prince’s pine (Pipsissewa)p§ Pinyon Seeds, Hazelnuts
Wild Forest Foods: A Brief Introduction to Harvesting and Marketing Edible Plants and Fungi from Small Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet on earning income from harvesting and marketing wild foods from small forestlands. Download Button
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2012 Applies to NTFPs in general Labor Options for Nontimber Forest Product Enterprises: A Brief Introduction for Small Private Forestland Owners in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet to help small NTFP businesses get started thinking about different labor options for scaling up their operations. Download Button
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2012 Applies to NTFPs in general Using Public Forestlands to Supplement Nontimber Forest Product Supplies for Small Private Forestland-Based Businesses Introductory factsheet on using public forestlands like the USDA Forest Service to supplement NTFP raw materials. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Douglas‐fir, Grand Fir, Incense cedar, Noble Fir, Ponderosa Pine Cones, Port Orford Cedar, Subalpine Fir, Sugar Pine Cones, Western Redcedar, White Pine, Azalea, Beargrass, Chinkapin, Coffeeberry, Deer Fern, Evergreen Huckleberry, Manzanita, Myrtle, Oceanspray, Oregon Boxwood, Oregon grape, Pennyroyal, Salal, Sword Fern, Scotch Broom, Cattail, Chestnut Hulls, Curly Willow, Horsetail, Moss, Moth Mullein, Pearly everlasting, Pussy Willow, Teasel, Vine Maple, Wild Oat, Wild Grasses, Wild Rose Hips, Yarrow
Wild Floral Greens: A Brief Introduction to Harvesting and Marketing Floral and Decorative Products for Commercial Use from Small Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet to income opportunities for small forestland owners from harvesting, processing and marketing floral greenary products. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Blackberry, Elderberry, Huckleberry, Lingonberry, Oregon Grape, Salalberry, Salmonberry, Serviceberry, Thimbleberry, Wild Plum, Camas, Chickweed, Fiddlehead Fern, Miner’s lettuce, Nettle, Watercress, Cascara bark, Elder flower, Elderberry, Ginseng Root, Oregon Grape Root, Plantain, St. John’s wort, Wild Ginger Root, Chanterelle mushrooms, Bolete mushrooms, Hedgehog mushrooms, Morels, Matsutake, Oregon Truffles, Alder Bark, Cattail, Beargrass, Douglas‐fir, Hemlock, Lichen, Oak bark, Birch Bark, Willow, Salal, Oregon Grape
U‐picks Aren't Just for Farms: An Brief Introduction to Developing Nontimber Forest‐Based Tourism Operations on Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet on developing u-pick operations around NTFPs on small forestlands. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Black Walnut, Hawthorne, Cascara Sagrada, Black Elderberry, Red Elderberry, Shrubs, Devil’s Club, Dwarf Oregon Grape, Kinnickinnick, Tall Oregon Grape, Horsetail, Mistletoe, Pipsissewa, Scotch Broom, Skunk Cabbage, Stinging Nettle, Lichen, Usnea
Forest Medicinals: A Brief Introduction to Harvesting and Marketing Medicinal Plants from Small Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet on marketing wild harvested medicinal plants from small forestlands for supplemental income. Download Button
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2012 Cascara Cascara Bark: A Brief Introduction to Harvesting and Marketing for the Medicinal Herb Market from Small Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet to harvesting marketing cascara bark from small forestlands for income. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs
Mushrooms, Truffles, Medicinals
Farm‐Stay Tourism on your Small Forestland for Supplemental Income: A Brief Introduction to the Concept for Landowners in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet on developing a "farmstay" with NTFP activities as a source of extra income for small forestland owners. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Queen Bolete, King Bolete, Giant Puffball, Golden Chanterelle, Yellow Foot, Black Trumpet, Lion’s Mane, Chicken of the Woods, Chaga, Hedgehog, Lobster Mushroom, Candy Cap, Black Morel, Yellow Morel, Oyster Mushroom, Cauliflower, Matsutake
Wild Mushrooms: A Brief Introduction to Harvesting and Marketing Wild Edible Mushrooms for Commercial Use from Small Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet on wild mushroom collection and processing on small forestlands. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Noble Fir, Incense Cedar, English Holly, Port Orford Cedar, Western White Pine, Grand Fir, Subalpine Fir, Douglas Fir, Pacific Silver Fir, Lodgepole Pine, Western Juniper, Ponderosa Pine, Mountain Hemlock, Oregon Myrtle, Western Red Cedar
Evergreen Boughs: A Brief Introduction to Harvesting and Marketing from Small Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet providing information on how small forestland owners can earn income from bough harvesting. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Big Leaf Maple, Black Locust, Redwood, Madrone, Myrtle, White Oak
Figured Wood: A primer for commercial production on small forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet on the commercial figured wood industry and common northwest species as an income opportunity for small forestland owners. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Black Truffle, Oregon White Truffle
Oregon Native Truffles: A primer for commercial production on small forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet on three of Oregon's most common native culinary truffle species and income opportunites for small forestland owners. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Oregon Black Truffle, Oregon White Truffles
Oregon Truffle Market Analysis: A Business Planning Guide for Small Woodland Owners Provides detailed information on the market value of raw and value-added products derived from Oregon truffle species.  Helpful for small woodland owners in assessing the potential of Oregon truffle management and devleoping a business plan. Relevent to business plan development for other NTFPs. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Oregon Black Truffle, Oregon White Truffles
Income Opportunities: Oregon Native Culinary Truffles A large format poster providing an overview of Oregon native truffles and commercial income opportunties for small forestland owners.  (36" x 30". High Resolution Printable). Download Button
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2012 Oregon Grape Oregon Grape Root: A Brief Introduction to Harvesting and Marketing Oregon Grape as a Medicinal Herb from Small Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet on managing, harvesting, and processing Oregon grape on small forestlands for income. Download Button
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2012 Oregon Grape Oregon Grape Market Analysis: A Business Planning Guide for Small Woodland Owners Details market values of raw and value-added products derived from Oregon grape species.  Helpful for small woodland owners in assessing the potential of Oregon grape management and devleoping a business plan. Relevent to business plan development for other NTFPs. Download Button
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2012 Huckleberry Huckleberry Market Analysis: A Business Planning Guide for Small Woodland Owners Details market values of raw and value-added products derived from huckleberries. Helpful for small woodland owners in assessing the potential of huckleberry management and devleoping a business plan. Relevent to business plan development for other NTFPs. Download Button
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2012 Huckleberry Huckleberry: A Brief Introduction to Harvesting and Marketing from Small Private Forestlands in the Pacific Northwest Introductory factsheet on harvesting and marketing of native huckleberry species occuring on small forestlands. Download Button
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2012 Multiple NTFPs:
Wild Foods, Mushrooms, Berries, Jelly
Farmer’s Markets and Wild Foods This extension note looks at how foraged products, like mushrooms and berries, can be marketed to urban consumers at farmers’ markets as wild food. Download Button
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2012 Multiple NTFPs:
Wild Blueberries, Christmas Trees, Maple Syrup, Salal
Key Steps in Starting a NTFP-based Business This extension note looks at intial steps start-up NTFP businesses should consider.  The orientation of this article is toward Canada but is relevant for U.S. start-ups. Download Button
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2012 Pawpaw Pawpaw Introduction to wild pawpaw production and marketing and the potential for cultivation. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Fern, Lichen, Moss, Mistletoe, Bolete, Chanterelle, Lion's mane, Morel, Oyster, Puffballs, Beargrass, Cattail, Creasy Sallet, Dock, Partridgeberry, Watercress, Beech, Chokecherry, Hawthorn, Hazelnut, Hickory, Huckleberry, Mountain laurel, Mulberry, Pawpaw, Possumhaw, Redbud, Sycamore, Tuliptree, Walnuts, Winterberry, Witchhazel
Wildcrafting Non-Timber Forest Products — An Overview Overview of nontimber forest product income opportunities in the Kentucky region. Download Button
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2012 MULTPLE NTFPs:
Plum, Walnut, Serviceberry, Persimmon, Mulberry, Blueberry, Black Raspberry, Blackberry, Hazelnut, Elderberry, Pawpaw, Hickory
Native Fruit and Nut Trees and Shrubs of the Virginia Mountains and Piedmont Introductory factsheet on growing native fruit and nut trees in the Virginia region. Download Button
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2012 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Red chokeberry, Dogwood, Sweet Shrub, Hydrangea, Viburnum, Pussy Willow, American Beautyberry
Woody Florals for Income and Conservation Woody florals can add significant value to agroforestry plantings, make unique additions to home landscaping, or provide production opportunities on small or large scales. Download Button
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2011 Organic Wild Foods Guidance Wild Crop Harvesting Provides overview of how cerifying agents and certified operations involed in commercial wild crop harvesting can demonstrate compliance with USDA National Organic Program. Download Button
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2011 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Black Cohosh, Goldenseal, Medicinals
Economics and Who To Sell To Presentation provides overview of markets for cultivated herbs from North Carolina. Download Button
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2011 Ginseng Growing American Ginseng in Forestlands Pamphlet providing introduction to ginseng farming in a forest setting. Download Button
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2010 Maple Syrup Does Spout Size Matter for Sap Yield? Discussion about sap flow and spout size Download Button
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2010 Maple Syrup Sugarbush Thinning – Strategies for Improved Tree Health and Sap Sugar Production Pamphlet on strategies for thinning sugar maples for better production. Download Button
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2010 Maple Syrup Forest Farming: Have Maples, Will Sugar Introductory guide to maple syrup production. Download Button
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2010 Maple Syrup Maple Syrup Production Overview guide on maple syrup production and marketing. Download Button
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2009 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Big Leaf Maple Syrup, Mushrooms, Carving, Truffles, Wild Food
Non-Timber Forest Products, Tourism, and Small Scale Forestry Income Opportunities and Constraints Extension brief on income opportunities around NTFPs and tourism in small scale forestry.  The focus is oriented toward Canada but is relevent to the U.S. Download Button
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2009 Willow Willow Introduction to income opportunities from willow cuttings, furniture, and other. Download Button
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2009 Galax Galax Fact Sheet Simple fact sheet on habitat, production, harvest, and market of galax. Download Button
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2009 Balsam Boughs Taking A Bough - Minnesota's Balsam Bough Industry Brochure provides overview of commercial bough harvest methods. Download Button
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2009 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Sword Fern, Salal, Huckleberry, Garry Oak, Western Red Cedar, Cascara, Douglas Maple, Vine Maple, Short Pine, Twinflower, Pacific Dogwood, Kinnickinnick, Oregon Grape, Spirea, Snowberry
Tilth-Agroforestry Niche Demonstration Project – Native Forest Restoration for
Sustainable Wild Craft Production on the Farm
Short project report describing experiment to restore degraded forest land with native plants for potential future commercial harvest. Download Button
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2009 Ginseng Producing and Marketing Wild Simulated Ginseng in Forest and Agroforestry Systems An extension guide cover many aspects of producing and marketing wild and cultivated ginseng. Download Button
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2009 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Gingeng, Goldenseal, Blue Cohosh, Black Cohosh, Bloodroot, Ginger, Slippery Elm, Witch Hazel, Mayapple
Forest Farming Medicinal Plants Flyer describing NTFP forest farming opportunities, targeted to Kentucky. Download Button
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2008 Pinyon Nut, Pinyon Seed, Pine Nut, Pine Seed Management Guidelines for Expanding Pinyon Nut Production Colorado Detailed report describing opportunities in Colorado for expanding commercial pinon seed production.  Relevant to all western states where pinyon trees occur. Download Button
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2008 Pinyon Nut, Pinyon Seed, Pine Nut, Pine Seed Managing Pinyon Ecosystems As Nut Groves A poster providing an illustrated introduction to managing pinyon tree ecosystems for their edible nuts. Download Button
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2008 Cedar Oil Developing Redcedar Essential Oil Market in Minnesota: Economic Opportunity for Rural Development? Overview of market and production of essential oil from red cedar. Download Button
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2008 Birch Syrup Best Practices for Producing Quality Birch Syrup Short fact sheet on birch syrup production. Download Button
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2008 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
High Bush Cranberry Bark, Willow, Balsam Bough, Burl, Morel Mushroom, Shelf Fungus, Birch Bark, Poplar Staffs, Choke Cherry, Sweetgrass, Pine Needle, Pine Cone, Buckthorn, Dogwood, Spruce Tip, Beeswax, Dried Flower, Dried Twig, Birch Branch, Winterberry, Skunk Cabbage Root, Prickly Ash
Minnesota Special Forest Products Harvest-To-Market Directory Directory of buyers and sellers of NTFPs. Download Button
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2008 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Black Cohosh, Catnip, Echinacea, Ginseng, Golden Seal, Slippery Elm, St. John's Wort, Sweet Gum, Dye, Weaving, Nut, Honey, Flavor Wood, Mushroo, Berry, Ramps, Rose Hips, Seeds, Fruit, Musical Instruments, Artisan Paper, Carvings, Turnings, Wreaths, Baskets, Utensils, Sculpture, Firewood, Post and Pole, Native Plants, Needles
Marketing Local Forest Products: Building Rural Community Vitality and Landowner Prosperity This report includes marketing discussions on a number of commercially important NTFPs in Southern Appalachia. Download Button
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2008 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Birch Bark, Cedar Bark, Dyes, Medicine, Chock cherry, Currant, Elderberry, High Bush Cranberry, Juniper, Blueberry, Cranberry, Cloudberry, Crowberry, Bilberry, Juneberry, Serviceberry, Lingonberry, Nagoonberry, Raspberry, Huckleberry, Rose Hip, Salmonberry, Thimbleberry, Quaking Aspen, Dogwood, Willow, Devil's Club, Balsam Poplar, Burls, Cones, Spruce, Hemlock, Shore Pine, Artrist's Conk, Birch Conk, Turkey Tail, Pacific Willow, Clubmosses, Fern, Horsetail, Salal, Kinnikinnick, Blueberry, Elder, Labrador Tea, Prickly Rose, Cinquefoil, Reindeer Lichen, Lichen, Liverwort, Moss, Chanterelle, Honey Mushroom, King Bolete, Morel, Puffball, Shaggy Mane, Chickweed, Cattail, Bulrush, Fiddlehead Fern, Fireweed, Lambsquarter, Mint, Sorrel, Celery, Rhubarb, Violets, Goldenrod, Bedstraw, Shepherd's Purse, Skullcap, Stinging Nettle, Wormwood, Coltsfoot, Yarrow, Pipsissewa, Strawberry, Valerian, Wintergreen, Horsetail, Pind Lily, Bistort, Water Sedge, Reedgrass
Alaska Non-Timber Forest Products Harvest Manual: For Commercial Harvest on State-Owned Lands This guide to NTFP harvests covers dozens of species occuring in Alaska.  It's geared to commercial harvest on state lands but is relevent to non-industrial NTFP businesses. Download Button
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2008 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Pine Mushroom, Chanterelle, White Pine Bough, Huckleberry
Non-timber Forest Products – Can Timber and Non-timber Products be managed compatibly? Short article discusses NTFP and timber co-management potential. Download Button
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2007 Ginseng Ginseng Introduction to wild and wild-simulated ginseng income opportunities in the Kentucky Region. Download Button
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2007 Morel Mushrooms Ecology and Management of Morels Harvested From the Forests of Western North America Detailed report on morel biology, ecology, cultural, commercial and management for the western U.S. Download Button
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2007 Balsam Boughs Balsam Boughs in Minnesota: A Resource and Market Study A comprehensive report addressing inventory, monitoring, and production estimates. Download Button
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2007 Seeds Native Plant and Seed Production Fact sheet describing income opportunities from native seed collection and production. Download Button
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2007 Pine Straw Overview of Pine Straw Production in North Florida: Potential Revenues, Fertilization Practices, and Vegetation Management Recommendations Issues and production steps for pine straw. Download Button
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2007 Seeds A Guide to Selling Native Prairie Seed in Nebraska Though not specifically forest NTFPs seeds this guide provides good information about seed collection techniques, processing, and marketing. Download Button
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2007 Maple Syrup How to Tap Maple Trees and Make Maple Syrup Basic primer on maple syrup production. Download Button
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2007 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Medicinal, Arromatic, Ginseng
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Future Opportunities Acacemic overview of aromatic and medicinal commercial plants. Download Button
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2007 Maple Syrup Maple Syrup Quality Control Manual Comprehensive discussion about quality control issues and procedures in maple syrup production. Download Button
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2007 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Balsam Bough, Birch Bark, Lycopodium
Harvest Factsheet Pamphlet provides overview of sustainable harvest techniques for balsam bouch, birch and lycopodium. Download Button
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2006 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Morel Mushroom, Shiitake Mushroom, Walnut, Pitch Pine, Pine Straw, Nursery Stock, Firewood, Grapevine Baskets, Utensils, Christmas Trees, Wreatchs, Moss, Fern, Colored Twigs, Ramps, Goldenseal, Ginseng, Maple Syrup, Bittersweet, Elderberry, Gamagrass, Buckthorn, Witch Hazel, Serviceberry, Gooseberry
Agroforestry Training Manual Chapter on in manual on forest farming of NTFPs. Download Button
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2005 Ginseng Harvesting Ginseng 1 page Ginseng harvesting fact sheet Download Button
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2005 Noble Fir Boughs Users Guide for Noble Fir Bough Cruiser Provides a method for cruising noble fir stands to estimate bough weight for harvest. Download Button
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2005 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Maple Syrup, Mushroom, Decorative, Berry, Nut, Herbal, Serviceberry, Pappaw, Raspberry, Gooseberry, Cranberry, Elderberry, Honeysuckle, Buckthorn, Lignonberry, Cornelian Cherry, Currant, Flavorwood, Honey, Oyster Mushroom, Shiitake Mushroom, Maitake Mushroom, Lion's Mane, Acorn, Hickory Nut, Hazelnut, Walnut, Ginseng, Transplants, Grapevine, Wreaths, Potpourri, Moss, Dried Flower, Cone, Bough
Marketing Special Forest Products in New York State A practical manual for forest-based enterprises Excellent, comprehensivce guide describing commercial NTFP products and markets for supplemental income. Download Button
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2005 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Birch, Cedar, Willow
Birch Cedar Willow Careful Harvest Factsheet Pamphlet provides overview of sustainable harvest techniques for birch, cedar, and willow. Download Button
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2004 Bigleaf Maple Syrup Bigleaf Maple Syrup Basic primer on bigleaf maple syrup production. Download Button
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2004 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Ginseng, Goldenseal, Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh
Ginseng, Goldenseal, and Other Native Roots A general overview of several commercially valuable medicinal plants.  Some discussion of wild-simulated production. Download Button
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2003 Dyes Dyeing to FInd Out Extracting Nature's Colors Not specifically on NTFPs but provides a general overview of creating plant dyes. Download Button
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2003 Shitake Mushroom Shiitake Mushrooms Enterprise A factsheet covering basic production, marketing, and other aspects of raising shitake mushroom. Download Button
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2003 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Ginseng, Medicinal, Black Cohosh, Bloodroot, False Unicorn, Ginkgo, Goldenseal, Coneflower, Skullcap, Indigo, Yam
Analysis of the Economic Viability of Cultivating Selected Botanicals in North Carolina Detailed market analysis of commercially important NTFPs in North Carolina. Download Button
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2003 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Bloodroot, Black Cohosh, Galax, Ginseng, Log Moss, Ramps, Floral, Nursery, Azalea, Trillium, Mountain Laurel
Collection to Commerce: Western North Carolina Non-Timber Forest Products and Their Markets Detailed overview of commercially important NTFPs and markets, focus is on North Carolina but relevent to other regions. Download Button
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2002 Shitake Mushroom Shiitake Production on Logs: Step-by-Step in Pictures An easy to use visual guide for producing shitake mushrooms. Download Button
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2002 Maple Syrup Hobby Maple Syrup Production Factsheet Basic production guide for getting started on maple syrup tapping Download Button
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2002 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Ginseng, Goldenseal, Beeswax, Black Cohosh, Black Walnut, Echinacea, Sassafras, Sweet Gum, Wild Cherry Bark, Wild Ginger, Witch Hazel, Catnip, Pollen, Maple Syrup
More to a Forest Than Trees Pamphlet overview of multiple commercially valuable NTFPs that can be an alternative or supplement to timber. Download Button
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2002 Birch Birch and Birch Bark Introduction to birch harvesting techniques to produce syup and other products. Download Button
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2002 Birch Birch Bark Extractives Short factsheet discussing NTFP alternatives to harvesting Birch for the paper industry. Download Button
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2002 Balsam Bough Balsam Bough and Wreath Industry in Minnesota Overview of commercial balsam bough harvesting in Minnesota including a small how-to section. Download Button
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2002 MULTPLE NTFPs:
Native Seed, Native Plants, Pasque
Collection, Growth, and Use of Native Plants, Trees, and Shrubs in Forested Landscapes Article by seed nursery on producing native seed from native plants on your land. Download Button
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2002 Red Oak, White Oak, Black Walnut, Swamp White Oak, Shagbark Hickory, Sugar Maple, Black Cherry Seed Collection for Direct Seeding Article by a seed collection company describing collecting seed for regeneration of hardwood forest though a process called direct seeding.  Download Button
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2002 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Pawpaw, Ginseng, Shiitake Mushroom, Oyster Mushroom, Aromatic, Cedar Oil, Chockcherry, Elderberry, Black Walnut, Goldenseal, Bloodroot, Grapevine, Garland, Maple Syrup
Managing for a Diversity of Value-added Forest Products Pamphlet covering income opportunities from a variety of NTFPs and connecting activities like nature-based tourism.  Focus is on Indiana. Download Button
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2001 Honey Honey Fact Sheet Fact sheet overview of forest honey production and markets. Download Button
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2001 Specialty Wood Oakwood Basket Factsheet Fact sheet overview of oakwood basket production and markets. Download Button
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2001 Sweetgum Sweetgum Fact Sheet Fact sheet overview of sweetgum production and markets. Download Button
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2001 Goldenseal Goldenseal Fact Sheet Fact sheet overview of goldenseal production and markets. Download Button
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2001 Echinacea Echinacea Fact Sheet Fact sheet overview of echinacea production and markets. Download Button
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2001 Slippery Elm Slippery Elm Fact Sheet Fact sheet overview of slippery elm production and markets. Download Button
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2001 Vines Vines for Wreaths and Other Products Fact Sheet Fact sheet overview of vine harvest, production and markets. Download Button
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2001 Seeds Forest Seeds Fact Sheet Fact sheet overview of wild seed production and markets. Download Button
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2001 Pecan Pecan Fact Sheet Fact sheet overview of pecan production and markets. Download Button
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2001 Walnut Walnut Fact Sheet Fact sheet overview of walnut production and markets. Download Button
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2001 Ginseng Ginseng Fact Sheet Fact sheet overview of ginseng production and markets. Download Button
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2001 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Ginseng, Cohosh, Bloodroot, Catnip, Goldenseal, Lobelia, Mayapple, Pink Root, Red Clover Blossom, Sassafras, Slippery Elm, Soloman Seal Root, Star Grub Root, Wild Cherry Bark, Wild Ginger Root, Wild Hydrangea, Witch Hazel
Medicinal and Herbal Products Fact Sheet Fact sheet overview of medicinal plant production and markets. Download Button
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2001 Monitoring Measuring & Monitoring Plant Populations Not specifically on NTFPs but an excellent field manual for setting up plots for NTFP species. Download Button
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2001 MULTIPLE NTFPS:
Noble Fir, Vine Maple, Yarrow, Pearly Everlasting, Angelica, Spikenard, Manzania, Kinnikinnick, Arnica, Mugwort, Ginger, Oregon grape, Incense cedar, Shepherd's Purse, Snowbrush ceanothus, Pipsissewa, Goldthread, Hawthorn, Port Orford Cedar, Scotch Broom, Teasel, Horsetail, Rush, Yerba Santa, Buckthorn, Salal, King's Gentian, Mountain Bog, Baby's Breath, St. John's Wort, Juniper, Lovage, Parsley, Devil's Club, False Box, Coltsfoot, Western Sword Fern, Selfheal, Bracken Fern, Dwarf Rose, Nootka Rose, Red Raspberry, Sorrel, Curly Dock, Elderberry, Skullcap, Pacific Yew, Western Red Cedar, Trillium, Stinging Nettle, Huckleberry, Bilberry, Valerian, Mullein, Beargrass
Special Forest Products Information Guide for the Pacific Northwest Describes and illustrates biological, ecological attributes of over 60 plants and fungi, and their wild harvest methods, alternatives to wild harvest, and uses. Download Button
17mb
2000 Wild Plum Wild Plum Planting Guide A management guide for planting wild plum. Download Button
1.5mb
2000 Pine Straw Pine Straw Management in Florida's Forests A production and marketing guide for pine straw. Download Button
1.6mb
1999 Ginseng Tiny Tim's Premium Ginseng Company Sample Business Plan A business plan example using ginseng. Download Button
1mb
1999 Mushrooms Forest Farming Exotic Mushroom Short guide on exotic mushrooms that that could be farmed in a forest setting, some of which are currently wild harvested for market. Download Button
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1999 Goldenseal Forest Production of Goldenseal Pamphlet on forest farming goldenseal in a wild-simulated setting. Download Button
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1999 Matsutake Mushroom Matsutake Madness in Hardwoods: Field Guide for the Commercial Matsutake Mushroom Harvester Guide to matsutake mushroom harvesting in hardwood habitats.  Commercial information provided. Download Button
42mb
1999 Ginseng American Ginseng Production in Woodlots Pamphlet on forest farming ginseng in a wild-simulated setting. Download Button
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1998 Goldenseal Goldenseal Specialty Crop Factsheet Overview of goldenseal production, primarily about cultivation, but also has useful information for wild production. Download Button
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1998 Matsutake Mushroom Management Experiments for High-Elevation Agroforestry Systems Jointly Producing Matsutake Mushrooms and High-Quality Timber in the Cascade Range of Southern Oregon Report describes approaches for managing high-elevation forests for matsutake and other agroforestry by-products. Download Button
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1998 Ginseng Growing Ginseng Pamphlet describing how to raise ginseng in a wild-simulated setting. Download Button
150kb
1998 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Ginseng, Goldenseal, Wintergreen, Bloodroot, Mayapples, Decorative Ferns, Balsam Bough, Pine Cones, Morel Mushrooms, Medicinal
Forest Farming and Marketing Specialty Forest Products Newsletter article on NTFP forest farming and markets. Download Button
1.3mb
1998 Maple Syrup Maple Syrup Production for the Beginner Basic primer guide on maple syrup production. Download Button
200kb
1998 Ginseng Visual Site Assessment & Grading Criteria
for a Potential Woodland Ginseng Growing Operation in a Northern Forest
A visually oriented chart of variables and rankings for assessing the potential of a northern forest site for ginseng production. Download Button
15kb
1997 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Huckleberry, Blueberry, Maple Syrup, Birch Syrup, Boxelder Sap, Pine Nuts, Pecans, Acorns, Walnuts, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Saw Palmetto, Slippery Elm Bark, Elder Flowers, Eucalyptus Leaves, Salal, Beargrass, Sword Fern, Club Fern, Spanish Moss, Vine Maple, Cedar Oil, Pine Oil, Willow Transplants, Mesquite
Forest Farming: An Agroforestry Practice Short guide on potential wild harvested NTFPs that could be farmed in a forest setting. Download Button
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1997 Ginseng Ginseng: A Production Guide for North Carolina A comprehensive guide to raising wild-simulated and cultivated ginseng. Download Button
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1997 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Floral Greens, Oregon Grape, Salal, Scotch Broom, Evergreen Huckleberry, Beargrass, Deer Fern, Pachistima
A Guide to Floral Greens: Special Forest Products Bulletin describes biological and managerial facets of 8 major plants in the PNW floral greens industry. Download Button
6.5mb
1995 Ginseng Woods-Grown Ginseng Pamphlet on raising wild-simulated ginseng. Download Button
100kb
1994 Maple Syrup Identifying Maple Trees For Syrup Production Pamphlet describing how to identify maple syrup producing trees. Download Button
200kb
1994 Maple Syrup Homemade Maple Syrup Overview of how to tap maple syrup Download Button
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1993 Inventory BLM Forest Ecosystem Inventory Provides inventory methods pertaining to various NTFPs and other trees and shrubs. Download Button
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1993 Pinon, Juniper Managing Pinon-Juniper Ecosystems for Sustainability and Social Needs Includes several papers on managing for pinon nut production Download Button
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1993 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Azalea, Balsam Fir, Red Maple, Sugar Maple, Serviceberry, Hornbeam, Hackberry, Redbud, Dogwood, Mountain Laurel, Sourwood, Walnut, Pecan, Hazelnut, Hickories, Ramps, Watercress, Fiddlehead Fern, Wild Garlic, Elderberry, Cranberry, Persimmon, Wild Plum, Pawpaw, Juneberry, Cattail, Reed, Cones
Wild Plants for Income Provides a variety of harvest, market, biological and other information for earning income from wild plant harvesting. Download Button
1.5mb
1993 Seeds Native Seed Collection Guide: For Ecosystem Restoration This extensive guide is not specifically geared toward seed collection as an NTFP industry but is a useful guide for PNW businesses. Some discussion of buyers. Download Button
100kb
1993 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Charcoal, Bark, Pine Straw, Cones, Seeds, Cooking Wood, Flavorwood, Smokewood, Figured Wood, Medicinal, Honey, Mushrooms, Nuts, Maple Syrup, Birch Syrup, Dying Materials, Balsam Fir Oil, Birch Oil, Cedar Leaf Oil, Hemlock Oil, Sassafras Oil, Wintergreen Oil, Spruce Oil, Blackcap, Currant, Deerberry, Mayhaw, Prickly Pear, Salmonberry, Serviceberry, Staghorn Sumac, Thimbleberry, Strawberry, Lingonberry, Crabapple, Chokecherry, Gooseberry, Passionflower, Oregon Grape, Crabapple, Plum, Mesquite, Bigleaf Maple, Madrone, Hazel Whips, Pecky Cyrpess, Oregon Myrtle, Redwood Burls, Walnut Crotches, Manzanita, Mountain Mahogany, Diamond Willow, Cypress Knees, Aspen Leaves, Baby's Breath, Celery Seed, Catnip, Chicory Root, Horsetail, Labrador Tea, Fiddlehead Fern, Sorrel, Thistle, Yam, Miner's Lettuce, Cascara Bark, Biscuit Root, Camas Bulb, Breadroot, Oregon Grape Root, Pipsissewa, Quinine Conks, Sassafras, Snakeroot, Sumac, Yew, Mayapple, Ginseng, Goldenseal, Burdock, Devil's Club, Kinikinnick, Licorice, Yerba Santa, Yellow Dock, Slippery Elm Bark, Cohosh, Galax, Ironwood Tops, Brittlebush, Chaparral Stems, Creosote Stems, Agave Stars, Spanish Moss, Salal, Rhododendron, Wax Myrtle, Vine Maple, Club Moss
Income Opportunities in Special Forest Forest: Information Self-Help Suggestions for Rural Entrepreneurs An excellent guide profiling dozens of NTFPs grouped in major categoreis (e.g., floral greens).  It addresses production, processing, and marketing.  The business contacts are mostly out of date. Download Button
1.4mb
1992 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Morel Mushroom, King Bolete Mushroom, Chanterelle Mushroom, Matsutake Mushroom, Cedar Bough, Grand Fir Bough, Beargrass, Pachistima, Moss, Pine Cone, Huckleberry, Serviceberry, Elderberry, Chockcherry, Thimbleberry, Blackberry, Cascara Bark, Pacific Yew Bark, Rose Hips, Princes Pine, Licorice Root, Seed
Special Forest Products Factsheet overview of NTFP income opportunities in Idaho. Download Button3mb
1991 Pine Straw Production and Marketing of Louisiana Pine Straw General guide to pine straw production and marketing. Download Button
1.5mb
1990 Shitake Mushroom Growing Shitake Mushrooms Guide on how to raise shitake mushrooms, wild-simulated techniques. Download Button
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1990 Maple Syrup Sugarbush Management Guide to Maintaining Tree Health Report on living agents and nonliving factors that causes problems in sugarbushes. Download Button
3.5mb
1988 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
White Anemone, Columbine, Goatsbeard, Bleedingheart, Fairy Lantern, Showy Fleabane, Coastal Strawberry, Bigleaf Lupine, Sorrel, Soloman's Seal, Meadow Rue, Vanillaleaf, Baneberry, Wild Ginger, hound's Tongue, Larkspur
Native Herbaceious Perennials of the Pacific Northwest Worthy of Commercial Production Simple list of dozens of native wild species in the PNW that could be grown for commercial production. Download Button
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1982 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Nuts, Hornbeam, Hazelnut, Chestnut, Beech, Ginkgo, Buckeye, Hickory, Walnut, Laurel, Pinyon Seed, Pistacia, Plum, Soapberry, Bladdernut
Uncultivated Nuts of the United States An overview of dozens of wild nuts and seeds with basic descriptions of habitat and biological characteristics and some discussion of commercial and non-commercial value. Download Button
5.5mb
1979 Huckleberry Huckleberry Ecology and Managemetn Research in the Pacific Northwest A technical report describing research on management for huckleberries. Download Button
3mb
1975 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Sword Fern, Huckleberry, Boughs, Balsam, Cedar, Salal, Noble Fir, Silver Fir, Shasta Fir, Garland, Wreath, Scotch Pine, Fern, Port Orford Cedar
Floral Greenery A comprehensive overview of commercially important floral greenery in the the PNW. Download Button
3.5mb
1972 Maple Syrup Maple Sirup Production from Bigleaf Maple Describes an experiment measuring bigleaf maple syrup production. Download Button
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1970 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Decorative Plants, Sweetgum, Holly, Oak, Fir, Cedar, Spruce, Scotch Pine, White Pine, Paper Birch, Shurbs, Bittersheet, Mountain Laurel, Rhododendron, Winterberry, Possumhaw, Boxwood, Leucothoe, Galax, Mistletoe, Princess Pine, Partridgeberry, Rattlebox, Sheet Moss, Fern, Bough, Juniper, Spikenard, Hawthorn, Yew, Huckleberry, Pussy Willow, Mountain Ash Berry, Acorn, Cattail, Sycamore Ball
Decorative Plants of Appalachia: A Source of Income A comprehensive overview of dozens of species.  Describes species, habitat, uses, and markets. Download Button
4.2mb
1959 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Ramps, Pokeweed, Mustard, Dandelion, Marsh Marigold, Quickweed, Plantain, Fireweed, Nettles, Chickweed, Black Locust, Fiddleheads, Morels, Fawn Lilly, Queen Anne's Lace, Arror Leaf, Spring Beauty, Cow Lily, cattails, Wild Onions
Edible Wild Plants This small pamphlet provides a brief introduction to a variety of common edible plants found in West Virginia and most other parts of the Appalachian region. Download Button
1mb
1957 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Swordfern, Huckleberry, Salal, Evergreen Bough, Cascara, Foxglove, Cones, Douglas Fir Pitch, Decorative Wood, Seeds, Cones, Pitch, Bigleaf Maple, Oregon Myrtle, Red Alder, Black Cottonwood, Oregon White Oak, Oregon Ash, Pacific Madrone, Pacific Yew, Sphagnum Moss, Mistletoe, Leafmold, Bark
Gathering Industry West of Cascades Master's thesis describing the NTFP industry, products, habitat, and markets of dozens of commercial NTFPs in the 1950s PNW. Download Button
10mb
1950 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Wild Christmas Trees, White Fir, Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Silver Fir, Shast Fir, Scotch Pine, Norway Spruce, Lodgepole Pine, Sitka Spruce, Seed, Cone, Mistletoe, Wreaths, Door Charms, Sprays, Evergreen Rope, Cone, Cascara, Maple Burl, Archery Stock, Yew, Myrtle, Maple, Burl, Madrona, Douglas Fir, Pitch, Klamath Plum, Oregon Grape, Moss
Secret Treasures in the Forests A guide covering many commercially valuable NTFPs in Oregon. 30mb
1942 Cascara The Cascara Tree in British Columbia Guide to harvesting and managing cascara. Download Button
500kb
1936 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Ginseng, Godenseal, Blue Cohosh, Black Cohosh, Snakeroot, Pokeweed, Mayapple, Lady's Slipper, Bayberry, Bloodroot, Burdock, Cascara, Red Clover, Elder, Slippery Elm, Deer Tongue, Gold Thread, Pipsissewa, Prickly Ash, Sassafras, Saw Palmetto, Scullcap, Snake Root, Spruce Gum, Nettle, Wild Cherry, Yellow Dock, Wild Yam, chicory, Huckleberry, Maiden Hair, Lovage, Sorrel, Skunk Cabbage, Stone Root, Verfain, Wild Turnip, Witch Hazel, Yarrow, Yerba Santa
Ginseng and other Medicinal Plants A detailed booked covering many aspects of wild and cultivated medicinal plants. Download Button
4.5mb
1933 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Cascara, pecan, pinyon, nuts, seeds, edible wild fruits, huckleberry, Christmas Trees
National Plan for American Forestry A summary report by the U.S. Forest Service describing income and opportunities of a variety of NTFPs. Download Button
150kb
1920 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Seed, Tuber, Groundnut, Jerusalem Artichoke, Indian Breadroot, Biscuit Root, Bitterroot, Wild Leek, Wild Onion, Camas, Arrowroot, Conte, Arrowhead, Chinquapin, Jack in the Pulpit, Chia, Wild Rice, Islay, Hog Peanut, Mesquite, Acorn, Jojoba, Buffalo Berry, Tomato del Campo, Service Berry, American Hawthorn, Manzanita, Oregon Grape, Mayapple, Salal, Bracken Fern, Chicory, Milkweed, Wild Rhubarb, Winter Cress, Miner's Lettuce, New Jersey Tea, Spicewood, Yerba Buena, Sumac, Lemonade Berry, Cassenta, California Soap Plant, Soapberry, Missouri Gourd, Bouncing Bet, Wild Senna, Boneset, Wild Cherry, Dittany, Cascara, Yerba Santa, Yerba Mansa, Creosote Bush, Canchalagua, Indian Hemp, Puccoon, Kinnikinnik, Coltsfoot, Candleberry
Useful Wild Plants of the US and Canada Describes a variety of commercially important NTFPs in the 1920s U.S. Download Button
4.3mb
1911 MULTIPLE NTFPs:
Sweet Fern, Liverleaf, Celandine, Witch Hazel, Yerba Santa, Evening Primrose, American Senna, Pipsissewa, Mountain Laurel, Gravel Plant, Wintergreen, Bearberry, Buck Bean, Skullcap, Horehound, Catnip, Motherwort, Pennyroyal, Bubleweed, Foxglove, Lobelia, Gum Plant, Yarrow, Wormwood, Coltsfoot, Fireweed, Thistle
American Medicinal Leaves and Herbs Describes the habitat, uses, collection and value of dozens of medicinal plants. Download Button
5.6mb


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