Non-Timber Forest Products

Lance Cheung, USDA

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Know Your Forest - Non-timber forest products

The forests of Oregon have an abundance of commercially marketable nontimber forest products (NTFP) that forest landowners can manage for on their land to earn extra income. Some commonly collected nontimber forest products (NTFPs) in the U.S. include wild mushrooms, berries, ferns, tree boughs, cones, moss, syrup, honey and medicinal products like cascara bark and Oregon grape.

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