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KOYUKUK/NOWITNA:Inspiring a New Appreciation for Local Plants.
Alaska Region, August 20, 2008
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Throughout the summer of 2008, five wild plant workshops were held in the rural villages of Koyukuk, Nulato, Ruby, and Galena.  Staff from Koyukuk/Nowitna Refuge teamed up with the Tribal Offices in each village to plan the workshops.  The workshops included lots of hands-on activities (and tasty plant snacks) covering such topics as: plant identification basics and local plant identification, edible plants (and recipes), medicinal uses, native names, and traditional uses.  Each workshop was attended by about 15-20 enthusiastic residents, and participants went home with medicinal oils, teas, recipes, and a new appreciation for the plants in their environment.

Contact Info: Dara Whitworth, (907) 524-3251, dara_whitworth@fws.gov



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