Camas Prairie Cultural Ecosystems Incubator

Mission & Goals Humans have inhabited the Pacific Northwest Coast for more than 10,000 years. This profound deep time inhabitation suggests a co-evolution of people and place, creating landscapes in which humans are integral to the natural functioning of the system. These “cultural ecosystems” can be found in the camas prairies of western Washington, Oregon and Vancouver Island. These landscapes were managed by Native Peoples for millennia for food and other resources. Common camas (Camassia quamash) was one of the most important cultural foods in Coast Salish territory and it continues to play a key ecological role, providing early season … Continue reading Camas Prairie Cultural Ecosystems Incubator