Camas Links

Kootenay Camas Project Publications:

Camas at the Confluence:  Where Ecology and Culture Meet at Kp’ítl’els (Valerie Huff, Eva Johansson, 2012)
The land surrounding the confluence of the Kootenay River and the Columbia River may once have been a highly productive camas meadow.  Read the full Menziesia article.

Columbia River Basin Biodiversity Atlas:  Common Camas
Camas featured on the Columbia River Basin Biodiversity Atlas.

Kootenay Camas Project 2012:  Camas Inventory and Density Maps (Kylie Morin, 2012)
Maps produced from the 2012 Kootenay Camas Project field season

Recommended Reading:

Native Plant Propagation Guidelines: Camassia quamash (common camas).  (Garry oak ecosystems recovery team)

Camas.  Camas serve double duty – with exceptional beauty and an exotic taste.  (Richard Hebda)

Protecting our natives:  Habitat loss and invading exotic species are threatening what remains of the native vegetation found in the Garry oak ecosystem.

Spring Lilies.  Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden Society

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…