Wild Food Resources




Sunshine Coast Mushroom Festival

Cowichan Salmon and Mushroom Festival

South Vancouver Island Mycological Society
Monthly meetings with speakers, mushroom forays, newsletter, checklist of Vancouver Island mushroom species

Vancouver Mycological Society

Cascade Mycological Society, Oregon

Western Montana Mycological Association
Picture library, key to mushrooms, research papers, ecology of fungi


Vancouver Island Mushroom Identification and Info Group

Pacific Northwest Mushroom Identification and Information Forum

Pacific Northwest Wildcrafting


  1. How mushrooms can help save the world – Paul Stamets
  2. Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest – a free downloadable program that helps you identify mushrooms by entering in key features
  3. Non-timber forest products of BC – descriptions of commercially harvested wild edible mushrooms
  4. Mushroom Expert.com An excellent website with info on how to identify mushrooms, edible mushrooms, mushroom toxins, photographing mushrooms etc.
  5. Tom Volks’ Fungi – Department of Biology Univeristy Wisconsin – a fun webpage with mushroom of the month section (and archives)
  6. Report on Commercial mushrooms of BC
  7. Report on Logging impact on commercial mushroom hunt
  8. Descriptions and drawings of edible mushrooms – Missouri Department of Conservation website
  9. Line drawings & photos: Poisonous mushrooms and harmless look-alikes
  10. Stalking the Wild Mushroom – article by “The Mushroom Man,” Alan Muskat about eating wild mushrooms
  11. Scientific focus on classification, ecology of fungus based on Keindrick’s book The Fifth Kingdom. Incredible microscopic pictures.
  12. Learn about edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms from New York’s “Wildman” Steve Brill
  13. Paul Stamets Fungi Perfecti



  1. All that the Rain Promises and More (Dave Arora)
  2. Mushrooms Demystified (Dave Arora)
  3. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms (Gary Lincoff)
  4. Peterson’s Field Guide to Mushrooms (Kent and Vera McKnight)
  5. The New Savory Wild Mushroom (Margaret McKenny and Daniel Stuntz)
  6. Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America (David Fischer & Alan Bessette)
  7. Mushrooms, The DK Handbook (Thomas Laessøe and Gary Lincoff, )
  8. Mushrooms of Northeastern North America (Alan Bessette)



  1. Plants for a Future – Website with large database of edible plants
  2. Susan Weed – Videos on edible and medicinal plants
  3. Brigitte Mars
  4. Feral Kevin – Videos on edible plants
  5. Eat The Weeds – 104 Youtube Videos on edible plants plus a Website
  6. Wild Edible Plants 10 Videos
  7. Lethal Plants – Part 1 of many Videos
  8. Frank Cook – Herbalist on Edible and Medicinal Plants (16 Videos)
  9. Foraging Guidelines
  10. How to Make Herbal Tinctures, Salves and Poultices – Videos with Simone Oliver

PLANT BOOKS (Edible and Medicinal)

  1. Discovering Wild Plants Alaska, Western Canada, The Northwest – ©1989Janice J. Schofield, Alaska Northwest Books Oregon USA
  2. Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada – MacKinnon, Kershaw, Arnason, Owen, Karst, Hamersly Chambers © 2009 Lone Pine Publishing
  3. Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Rocky Mountains and Neighbouring Territories – ©1992 Terry Willard Ph.D.  Wild Rose College of Natural Healing Ltd.
  4. Edible Wild Plants – Petersen’s Field Guides – ©1977 Lee Allen Peterson, Houghton Mifflin Company, New York USA
  5. Food Plants of Coastal First Peoples – ©1995 Nancy J.Turner, Royal British Columbia Museum Handbook UBC Press
  6. Medicinal Plants of the Pacific Northwest – Michael Moore – ©1993 Michael Moore
  7. Northerwestern Wild Berries – © 1980  J.E. Underhill Friesen Printer’s Canada
  8. Plants of Coastal British Columbia -Pojar and Mackinnon ©1994 BC Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Publishing
  9. Wild Harvest Edible Plants of the Pacific Northwest – ©1979 Terry Domico Hancock House Publishers Ltd.