Synopses & Reviews
This easy-to-use field guide features 794 species of plants commonly found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska, including trees, shrubs, wildflowers, aquatic plants, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast
covers the coastal region from shoreline to alpine, including the western Cascades.
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast includes:
- 1100 color photographs
- More than 1000 line drawings and silhouettes
- Clear species descriptions and keys to groups
- Descriptions of each plant's habitat and range
- 794 new color range maps
Rich and engaging notes on each species describe aboriginal and other local uses of plants for food, medicine and implements, along with unique characteristics of the plants and the origins of their names.
For both amateurs and professionals, this is the best, most accessible, most up-to-date guide of its kind.
About the Author
DR. Jim Pojar is executive director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society — Yukon chapter and spent 25 years as an internationally respected forest ecology research scientist with the B.C. Forest Service. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers related to the boreal forest, aspen parklands and coastal ecosystems.
Andy MacKinnon is a professional biologist and professional forester who works as regional ecologist for coastal BC for the B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range. Andy is also adjunct professor at the School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University.