A recent project (Muir 2004) examined several aspects of the commercial moss trade in the Pacific Northwestern and Appalachian regions of the U.S. The project's objectives are described in its title: An Assessment of Commercial "Moss" Harvesting from Forested Lands in the Pacific Northwestern and Appalachian Regions of the United States: How Much Moss is Harvested and Sold Domestically and Internationally and Which Species are Involved? The study was funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey, and was carried out by Dr. Patricia Muir, in cooperation with numerous others. Dr. Muir is a Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.
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