Gathering and foraging in Alaska

Late summer and fall are the time for picking blueberries, hunting for mushrooms, and getting
ready for winter. Gathering edible berries and plants has many benefits besides their great
taste. Jackie Qataliña, Tony Perelli, and Dana Diehl join host Paul Twardock to discuss what
their favorite edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms are, their uses, the physical and
emotional benefits of foraging, and ethical considerations.

HOST: Paul Twardock


  • Segment 1: Jackie Qataliña and Tony Perelli
  • Segment 2: Dana Diehl


BROADCAST: Thursday, September 2nd, 2021. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, September 2nd, 2021. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Paul Twardock is a Professor of Outdoor Studies at Alaska Pacific University, where he has worked since 1988. He is the author of Kayaking and Camping in Prince William Sound and help found the Alaska Sea Kayaking Symposium/Paddle Sport Fun Day. At APU he teaches a variety of undergraduate classes included Sea Kayaking, Recreation Program Design, Nordic Skiing, The Business of Recreation, and Wildland Ecosystems and Human Impacts.  Paul received his BS in Outdoor Recreation from Western Illinois University, went to work instructing for NOLS in Alaska, then received his MBA from APU.  Paul’s  research includes monitoring of campsites in Prince William Sound and Chugach State Park for human impact, trail use in Chugach State Park, and the Alaska Recreational Boating Safety Incident Database. His passions include sea kayaking, river boating of all sorts, hiking, mountain running, climbing, skiing of any kind, and birding.  One of his last adventures involved a mule ride.

Paul is one of several hosts for Outdoor Explorer

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