Edible plants in Cache/Wasatch forest areas

Asked August 2, 2014, 5:58 PM EDT

Hello. My name is Alan and I am interested in learning more about edible plants in the mountains of Cache and Wasatch national forest. I grew up camping and hiking this area, just never had anyone teach me stuff we could eat besides what we took with us. What articles, websites, and publications do you have available or that you know of? I've found patches of wild strawberries, rose hips, and a few other items similar to what we have in the valley. Just curious what else is up there. Thank you!!!

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Hi Alan,
There are some fabulous guidebooks covering this topic. One of my personal favorites is the "Rocky Mountain States Wild Berries and Fruits Field Guide". You can find out more about that guide here http://www.amazon.com/Berries-Fruits-Field-Mountain-States/dp/1591932815/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=.... I have written two publications loosely related to this topic, including "Urban Edibles: Weeds" (http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/Sustainability_2012n-06pr.pdf) and "Urban Edibles: Ornamentals" (http://extension.usu.edu/files/publications/publication/Sustainability_2012n-05pr.pdf). One individual in Logan who is very knowledgeable about the topic is Jack Greene. He is an experienced naturalist and his email is jackisgreene@yahoo.com. He would be happy to take you on a guided hike, I'm sure, or answer any specific questions you may have.