Forest Products Permits

Special Forest Products and Botanical Products

The National Forests in North Carolina (NFsNC) has one of the largest special forest product programs in the country.  Gathering of botanical products such as ginseng, galax, bloodroot, black cohosh, ramps, Fraser fir seedlings, and other plant species represents a rich local cultural tradition, and provides substantial economic benefit to local communities.   NFsNC actively monitors harvest levels to assess the status and trends of a number of these “in demand” botanical products. The following links provide the latest information on this program.


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Ginseng Permit Process 2019

To Be Announced