Special Forest Products-Mushrooms

Commercial Use

Free Use  

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 Free Use

How many mushrooms can I harvest?

The Product Summary Table shows how many mushrooms you may harvest with Free Use permit.

How much does a permit cost?

A Free Use Permit for collecting mushrooms is free.

Where can I harvest mushrooms?

Special Forest Product harvest area maps are available at the Ranger District Offices, pick up your permit and harvest area map before you start harvesting.  

Which mushrooms are safe to eat?

Many wild mushrooms are very poisonous. It takes more information than can be displayed on this page to tell the poisonous mushrooms from the edible varieties. We recommend showing your mushrooms to an expert before attempting to eat any wild mushroom or fungus.

When can I pick mushrooms?

Free Use permits limit you to a period of 10 days during a calendar year. It is up to permit holders to choose and mark the days they wish to harvest mushrooms.

Restrictions on use

You are forbidden to sell or trade mushrooms gathered with a Free Use permit. If you wish to sell or trade mushrooms see Commercial Use permits.

Remember, raking the duff or litter layer can ruin mushrooms and destroy future crop potential. Think of others take only what you can use. Leave the rest for others.

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Commercial Use

 

Photo:  Mushroom Buyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How many mushrooms can I harvest?

The Commercial Use Product Summary Table shows how many mushrooms you may harvest with Commercial Use permit.

How much does a permit cost?

The Commercial Use Product Summary Table shows the prices for commercial harvest permits.

Where can I harvest mushrooms?

Harvest area maps are available at the Ranger District Offices, stop by and pick one up before you head out to pick mushrooms.

Which mushrooms are safe to eat?

Many wild mushrooms are very poisonous. It takes more information than can be displayed on this page to tell the poisonous mushrooms from the edible varieties. We recommend showing your mushrooms to an expert before attempting to eat any wild mushroom or fungus.

How long is my permit valid?

You have a choice of a two-day (weekend), 10 day, 20 day, or biannual permit.

Remember, raking the duff or litter layer can ruin mushrooms and destroy future crop potential. Think of others take only what you can use. Leave the rest for others.

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