This beautifully illustrated, easy-to-use field guide provides detailed information about more than 620 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found in the boreal and aspen parkland regions of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Whether you are a naturalist, a day hiker or an armchair adventurer, you can explore our great forests with this handy reference in your backpack or library. Plants of the Western Forest: Alberta, Saskatchewan & Manitoba includes: * More than 800 colour photographs * Almost 900 line drawings * Colour photo guide to wildflowers * Clear species descriptions to help identify plants * Intriguing notes about edible plants, native uses of plants and origins of plant names.
About the authors
Derek is a lifetime resident of Alberta. He received his MSc in botany from the University of Calgary. He is currently employed by the Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton where he is a plant taxonomist and ecologist and curates the herbarium at the Northern Forestry Centre. His work has taken him to the arctic, as well as many years studying peatlands in the boreal forest of the prairie provinces.
Linda's interest in rare species began in 1976 with her MSc thesis on rare and endangered Canadian plants. Over the past 25 years, her work has focussed on biophysical inventories in the Yukon, NWT and Alberta. She has authored and contributed to many field guides and papers. Linda now works as a writer and editor when not pursuing her two favorite pastimes: photography and illustration.
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.
Other titles by Derek Johnson
Other titles by Linda Kershaw
Other titles by Andy MacKinnon
Mushrooms of British Columbia
Plants of Northern British Columbia
Alpine Plants of British Columbia, Alberta and Northwest North America
Plants of the Rocky Mountains
Plants of Coastal British Columbia
Including Washington, Oregon and Alaska
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast
Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska
Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada
Alpine Plants of the Northwest
Wyoming to Alaska