Land & Resource Management

Northern Region Post-Fire 2018 Mushroom Harvest Information

photograph of a morel mushroom in a fire-burned areaA Bumper Crop in the Forecast!

Morel mushrooms often fruit prolifically in the years immediately after an area has been burned by wildfire. In 2017 the Northern Region saw approximately 700,000 acres of burn, and the mushroom crop is likely to be excellent. Several thousand people are expected to come to harvest morels, including both commercial and personal-use mushroom pickers.

Mushrooms are considered a "forest product" and various levels of permits, both free and for sale, may be required to collect them. Find detailed information about mushroom harvest opportunities and regulations below.

This page is being updated with new information on a regular basis. Check back regularly!

New June 8, 2018! Explore how the Forest Service is managing the bountiful crop of morel mushrooms growing in areas affected by wildfire in 2017 by exploring our new interactive storymap!

May 7, 2018 News Release: Forest Service Offices Begin Issuing Mushroom Permits

Please select from the following options to learn more about safely and legally harvesting mushrooms in the Northern Region National Forests.

 

 

 

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