colorful berries
Funded Title: 
Berry Risk Mapping and Modeling of Native and Exotic Defoliators in Alaska
Chugach Region, Alaska
June 1, 2013 to December 1, 2014

Wild berries are a valued traditional food for tribes of the Chugachmiut Tribal Consortium (Chenega Bay, Eyak, Nanwalek, Port Graham, Qutekcak, Tatitlek, and Valdez) in the rural Chugach region of south-central Alaska. Berries supply essential nutrients that prevent heart disease and cancer, are used for medicinal purposes, and are the only sweet food in the traditional Native diet. Hence, berries have both nutritional and cultural significance.

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