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Camas Stewardship

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Check back for guidelines about protecting camas meadows in the West Kootenay.

Camas in the news

Native Plant Propagation Guidelines: Camassia quamash (common camas). 
http://www.goert.ca/propagation_guidelines/forbs/camassia_quamash

Camas.  Camas serve double duty - with exceptional beauty and an exotic taste.  
http://www.gardenwiseonline.ca/gw/plants/2002/05/19/camas#ixzz1ovQpXhGo

Protecting our natives:  Habitat loss and invading exotic species are threatening what remains of the native vegetation found in the Garry oak ecosystem. 
http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/magazine/so06/indepth/nature.asp

Spring Lilies.  Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society
http://www.coastbotanicalgarden.org/article_spring_lilies.shtml

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History: Camassia quamash (Pursh) Greene.  Small camas. 
The cultivation, processing and trade of camas bulb is a prime example of how Indians used native plants to sustain themselves and for trade with others, including with the Lewis and Clark expedition...
http://www.mnh.si.edu/lewisandclark/resources/Camassia_quamash.pdf