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Boletus edulis

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How You Can Help

Use the iNaturalist and Mushroom Observer websites to keep track of the mushrooms that you find - we use the information in these databases to make the list of fungi in Southcentral Alaska more complete, and to draw maps illustrating where each species live.

About Us

We are a group of mushroom enthusiasts from various backgrounds (local foragers, citizen scientists, dedicated taxonomists and professors) who share an interest in assembling a mycoflora for Southcentral Alaska as a part of the larger North American Mycoflora Project. To do this, we are focusing our investigation efforts in two main areas:

  1. Taxonomy - We seek to gain understanding and publicize information regarding the diversity and identity of the macrofungi found in our area. In particular, we are interested in making molecular data relevant for field mycologists, and making the knowledge base accumulated by field mycologists available to lab-based molecular biologists and community ecology investigators.
  2. Status - We are coordinating and implementing citizen-science data collection projects to establish estimates for the current frequency at which each species occurs in our county, as well as to identify long-term trends, especially as needed to inform conservation efforts.

If you have any questions, comments or want to help, please contact us.