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Huckleberry enhancement on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF. Laura Potash Martin 1 , Warren KingGeorge 2 , and Tracy Fuentes 1, 3 1 Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF, Mountlake Terrace, WA 2 Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Auburn, WA 3 New affililation: US Geological Survey, Seattle, WA. Why are we here?.

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Huckleberry enhancement on the mt baker snoqualmie nf

Huckleberry enhancement on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF

Laura Potash Martin1, Warren KingGeorge2, and Tracy Fuentes1, 3

1Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie NF, Mountlake Terrace, WA

2Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Auburn, WA

3 New affililation: US Geological Survey, Seattle, WA


Why are we here

Why are we here?

  • To learn from others’ experiences

  • To share information

  • To link to huckleberry management and research network

  • To raise awareness of importance of big huckleberry management as tribal concern


Project goal

Project Goal

  • To combine current species research and knowledge of big huckleberry distribution and abundance on Forest with traditional tribal knowledge to develop a site-specific and culturally relevant huckleberry management plan


Approach

Approach

  • Select areas of historical traditional use

  • Overlay mapped association groups to target areas for enhancement

  • Identify potentially appropriate treatments

    • Burning

    • Pollination

    • Cutting and removing invading trees

    • Propagating huckleberries and replanting

    • Others?


Huckleberry enhancement on the mt baker snoqualmie nf

Plant association groups and plant association with the greatest relative cover of big huckleberry (Henderson et al 1992)

PAG Association Cover Constancy

Mountain

Hemlock

PAG Association Cover Constancy

Pacific

Silver Fir


Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

  • South MBS Resource Advisory Committee

  • Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

  • University of Washington, Dept. of Anthropology

  • Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrook

  • Bill Ramos


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