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Fireweed
Gashes in the forest caused by fire, blowdown or human intrusion are quickly filled in by pioneer species such as fireweed or salal. Quick growing red alder and maple soon take over, being themselves supplanted in turn by Douglas fir once soil has stabilized. Eventually shade tolerant climax species such as western red cedar and western hemlock will come to dominate. The whole process can take centuries if not millennia. Immature fireweed plants can be cooked whole like broccoli while the young leaves can be used as salad greens. Fireweed is high in both beta-carotene and vitamin C. During pre-contact times fireweed seed fluffs found utility as pillow stuffing.
Illustration by Manami Kimura
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Feb
2007
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Buntzen Lake: Academy Trail E-mail
(8 - user rating)
Written by Brian Grover   
Access: Click for details on Getting to Buntzen Lake.
Level: Moderate
Distance: 4 km
Time: 2 hr
Elevation Change: 100 m
Season: April - Nov
Map: 92 G/7
Multiple-Use: Open to Mountain Bikes, Horses and Hikers

This equestrian trail provides access to the Park, connecting up with Powerhouse Road about halfway along the eastern shore of Buntzen Lake.
 

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