Special Forest Product Incidental Use Guide Now Available

Contact(s): Erica Hupp (541) 883-6715; Lisa Swinney (541) 947-6261


Lakeview, Oregon –The Fremont-Winema National Forest has recently produced an Incidental Use Guide that details the special forest products and the amounts that can be harvested without a permit. Products that can be harvested under incidental use include berries and other fruits, boughs, cones, foliage, mushrooms (Matsutake excluded), ornamental cuttings, seeds and twigs.
 
The Incidental Use Program is intended for people engaged in some type of activity on the Forest, who unintentionally discover a special forest product they want to take home to personally use. If forest users intend to harvest more than the allowed amount under incidental use or sell, trade or exchange the product, they will need to obtain a free-use, personal-use or commercial-use permit, if available, from any Fremont-Winema National Forest office.
 

INCIDENTAL USE QUANTITY LIMITS

Product

Daily Limit

Yearly Limit

Berries & Other Fruits

1 gallon

5 gallons

Boughs, Twigs & Other Cuttings

5 pounds

40 pounds

Cones

1 bushel per day

1 bushel = 8 gallons or 32 quarts

1 bushel

5 bushels

Foliage

2 pounds

20 pounds

Mushrooms

Except MATSUTAKE MUSHROOMS

1 gallon

5 gallons

Seeds

½ pound

5 pounds

 
Products and quantity limits may change from time to time to protect forest resources. It is the responsibility of the person, who is harvesting special forest products, to stay current.
For more details on the amounts that may be harvested under incidental use or how products may be harvested, the Special Forest Product Incidental Use Guide is available at all Fremont-Winema National Forest offices and on its Web site at:

http://prdp2fs.ess.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3822240.pdf





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