Annual permits for matsutake mushrooms go on sale from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area (NRA) office, 855 Hwy. 101, in Reedsport. Anyone gathering matsutake mushrooms within the Siuslaw National Forest for the purpose of selling must carry a commercial-use permit while picking.
One hundred permits will be available for sale at $250 a permit. One permit per person. Permits will be sold on a first come, first served basis. To purchase a permit, the following information must be provided:
Valid identification card issued by a state or U.S. federal government
Vehicle make, model and license plate number
Permits can be purchased using cash, check or credit card.