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Title: Protecting resources: Assessing visitor harvesting of wild morel mushrooms in two national capital region parks
Author: Barron, Elizabeth S.; Emery, Marla R.;
Source: Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NCRO/NRTR--2009/002. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Washington, D.C. 52 p.
Publication Series: Other
Description: Anecdotal reports have sparked concerns that morel mushroom populations may be declining at National Park sites in the greater Washington, D.C. area. The research reported here focuses on two of these parks, Catoctin Mountain Park (CATO) and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (CHOH). Oral histories conducted with 41 harvesters in 2005 and 2007 had dual objectives: (1) explore and utilize local ecological knowledge to develop further understanding of morels in the mid-Atlantic region, and (2) develop practical suggestions for morel management.
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Barron, E.S. and M.R. Emery. 2009. Protecting Resources: Assessing harvesting of wild morel mushrooms in two National Capital Region parks. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NCRO/NRTR—2009/002. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Washington, D.C. 52 p.
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