Boreal Forest Bounty is a compendium of market information on selected species of botanicals that grow in the Boreal forest region of British Columbia and across Canada. It is a Resource Guide for enabling development of conservation-based enterprise in the northern/rural agricultural, First Nation and resource communities with particular emphasis on the emerging agroforestry & non-timber forest products sector. The Guide features profiles on 30 plant species known to have market potential through value-added processing in various parts of Canada. Each profile includes botanical descriptions, information on commercial applications, First Nations uses, accessibility for harvest, environmental sensitivity, market locations, harvesting specifications, customer requirements, prices, cultivation potential, processing technology, government regulations and transportation costs. Additional resources in the Guide include an overview on the Boreal Forest, and various resources (WEB links, publications and agencies) for developing conservation-based enterprise.
Species highlighted in the Guide include, in alphabetical order: Mountain/Green Alder, Balsam Poplar, Paper Birch, Blueberry sp., StiffClubmoss, High Bush Cranberry, Devil_s Club, Red Osier Dogwood, Fireweed, Beaked Hazelnut, Common Horsetail, Common Juniper, Bearberry, Labrador Tea, Lodgepole Pine, Manitoba Maple, Stinging Nettle, Ostrich Fern, Prickly Rose, Sweetgrass, Pasture Sage, Saskatoon Berry, Black/White/Engelmann Spruce, Subalpine Fir, Sweet Flag, Tamarack, Northern Valerian, Wild Mint, Diamond willow, and Yarrow.
Reg C. Whiten, P.Ag MCIP
Resource Stewardship Agrologist & Planner
P.O. Box 108
Moberly Lake, B.C. V0C 1X0