Forest Products Permits

Prince's Pine Permits

Prince’s pine grows in cool, moist areas and forms a carpet-like layer of vegetation over small areas. It is commercially harvested in the Pacific Northwest to flavor cola and root beer. Native Americans also use it as a medicinal tea.

The minimum purchase of a permit is $20. May through September is usually the best season for harvesting Prince’s pine. When harvesting, snap the plant off with a quick twist of the wrist. Leave the rhizome intact so that the plant can regenerate and be harvested again in three to five years.

Call one of our ranger district offices or email sm.fs.umpquapermit@usda.gov to request a permit.