Ethnobotany Subject of Program

Beargrass is among the native plants that will be discussed in a Feb. 5 program on Native American uses of plants in the Klamath River Basin. (Klamath County Museum)

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Native American use of plants in the Klamath Basin will be the subject of a presentation Monday, Feb. 5, during a meeting of the Klamath Basin Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the back meeting room of the Klamath County Museum, 1451 Main St.

Forest Service botanist Erin Rentz will discuss prehistoric use of plants by Native Americans for food, medicine, tools and regalia. Rentz will also discuss the importance of how plant resources are managed.

Rentz studied botany and ecology at San Francisco State University, and works as a botanist for the Fremont-Winema National Forest.

Monday’s meeting is open to anyone interested. For more information call (541) 281-9933.

Press release from Klamath County Museums.