Salal, Ferns, and Greenery Permits

Salal, Ferns, & Greenery Permits

The Siuslaw National Forest offers a wide variety of greenery that is commonly harvested for the floral industry. Although there is no specific season for harvesting any of these forest products, ferns and huckleberries are best to harvest in late spring through early summer and salal is best to harvest from fall through early summer.

Permit Information

Forest Products Permit Duration Permit Fee ($) Allowable Quantities Supplemental Request Form Required? Remarks
Salal 1 month or 3 months $100 per month; $300 for 3 months Harvest quantities are unlimited for the permit period. No Remove no more than 25% of plant.
Huckleberry 1 month or 3 months $100 per month; $300 for 3 months Harvest quantities are unlimited for the permit period. No Remove no more than 25% of plant.
Dwarf Oregon Grape 1 month or 3 months $100 per month; $300 for 3 months Harvest quantities are unlimited for the permit period. No Remove no more than 25% of plant.
Swordfern 1 month or 3 months $100 per month; $300 for 3 months Harvest quantities are unlimited for the permit period. No Remove no more than 25% of plant.
Fiddleheads 1 month or 3 months $100 per month; $300 for 3 months Harvest quantities are unlimited for the permit period. No Remove no more than 25% of plant.
Deer Fern 1 month or 3 months $100 per month; $300 for 3 months Harvest quantities are unlimited for the permit period. No Remove no more than 25% of plant.

How to Obtain a Permit

Salal, ferns, and greenery permits can be purchased from the district office where you plan to harvest from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. When purchasing, you must provide a valid identification card issued by a state or U.S. federal government and your vehicle make, model, and license plate number.
 

Where to Harvest

  • View printable high resolution PDF and georeferenced maps of where salal, ferns, and greenery permit holders can harvest on the Siuslaw National Forest. Zoom in for details:
  • Do not harvest greenery within 200 feet of recreational sites (trails, campgrounds, picnic and day-use areas) or streams.
  • Harvesting is prohibited in Botanical Areas, Research Natural Areas, wilderness areas, scenic areas, and land other than designated on the map received with your permit.
     

How to Protect the Forest While Cutting

  • Harvest products in a caring and ecologically sound way by cleaning any debris may cause. Only remove 25% of plant.
  • Pack garbage and food scraps out with you.
  • Follow the terms and conditions on your permit.

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