Collecting Forest Products on the Lolo National Forest

Morel mushroomPeople enjoy collecting mushrooms, berries, seedlings and other items from National Forest land.

In order become familiar with the rules, it is always best to check with the Lolo National Forest Supervisor's Office before gathering/collecting items from Forest land. 

All plants on National Forest Service lands, from tiny lichens to the largest trees, belong to the American Public. Just as the Forest Service sells timber, harvesting plant materials that are of value must be purchased for a fair market value with the proceeds going to the U.S. Treasury. Permits are sometimes required to provide guidelines for appropriate collection, make collectors aware of any restrictions in collecting and to display the appropriate fee.

Please select from the following options to learn more.

Obtaining Forest Product Permits


Select a Forest Product below to learn more about getting a permit, if required:



Shrubs and Trees


Post & Poles

Christmas Trees