Clam garden construction and restoration

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The first question I am usually asked is what exactly is a ‘clam garden’. In these instances, it describes a cleared and terraced beach. They are ancient structures that were built, by coastal First Nations in the Pacific Northwest, to support traditional food species including, but not limited to, Pacific Little Neck clams (Protothaca staminea) and Butter clams (Saxidomas giganteus). … Read More

Clam gardens – Northeast Pacific Stonehenge

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Seagoing with Morgan Black Photo 2

It is amazing to think that until two years ago, I had never heard of a clam garden. I have spent considerable time exploring the shorelines of coastal British Columbia and had never noticed these amazing inter-tidal structures. However, even if I had seen them I, like many others, likely would have not understood their significance. The construction of a … Read More