The Clam Garden Network is a diverse community of First Nations, academics, researchers, and resource managers from coastal British Columbia, Washington State, and Alaska who are interested in the cultural and ecological importance of clam gardens and traditional clam management.
We share ideas, research approaches, tools, and data to better inform our knowledge about how people used intertidal resources and ecosystems. We see clam gardens as a compelling focal point for a series of linked current social issues, such as food security, First Nations governance, and inter-generational knowledge sharing.
We seek to deepen knowledge through collaborations that cross communities and disciplines with a hope of stimulating conversation and action that intentionally shifts power dynamics and supports Indigenous community self-determination and resurgence.
We are grateful to the many funders and partners who make this interdisciplinary and cross-cultural effort possible.