Camas rejuvenation in the Blackfoot Valley


Steve Kloetzel, TNC

Remnant Blue Camas meadow in Potomac.

BLACKFOOT VALLEY – Remnant populations of common camas (Camassia quamash) tell a story of bygone days. History tells that many of the seasonally wet meadows and forest edges in and around the Blackfoot Valley were once home to hundreds, if not thousands of acres of common camas plants. Due to the historical and cultural significance of the camas plant to the Salish, Pend O'reille and Kootenai tribes, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are working with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) to restore areas of camas and make them available for...

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