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Listen to 'Mys Alpli'

Edelwyss-Starnen sing the last verse of Mys Alpli. High in the Berner Oberland, an alp is a field, a pasture, a productive piece of mountain land where animals can be grazed. 236 more words


mariposa lily

I feel I’ve grown up with the mariposa lily. It grows wild on the grassy banks above the creeks.

The bulbs are said to be crisp and sweet and can be eaten raw or cooked. 167 more words

“Forage”- Ahead: Tribes Permitted to Gather Plants from National Parks

By: Kele Bigknife | Intern | kele.bigknife@procopio.com

Theodore J. Griswold | Partner | ted.griswold@procopio.com

Effective August 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Interior authorizes the National Park Service to enter into government-to-government agreements with federally recognized Tribes to allow tribal members to gather and remove plants or plant parts from national parks and monuments for tribal or cultural uses. 341 more words


wild sunflower

Keeping with the weeks foraging theme, this edible plant is called xaⱡ in the Ktunaxa language.

It is also called many other names; arrow leaved balsam root, heart shaped arnica and sunflower, which is fitting as it is a member of the sunflower family. 121 more words

* important foraging news

It seems, April and her dad, Christian were out in the valley enjoying a holiday from their home in Calgary.

And is there any better way to spend a day then hiking around and foraging for a bite to eat? 171 more words


The Ktunaxa word for serviceberry or saskatoon berry is squ’mu. The berry holds a significant place in history across Canada and in the Columbia Valley. First Nations people used the berry for sustenance for centuries, mixing with dried meat to make pemmican. 279 more words