There is no official beginning or ending dates for mushroom gathering. Mushrooms emerge in the spring when moisture and temperature conditions are right. For the Sawtooth you do not need a free-use permit to collect mushrooms for personal use except when required by the district. When a permit is required, it will authorize the permit holder to collect 10 gallons per family. There are no commercial mushroom permits on the Sawtooth.
When cutting and transporting firewood on or from the Sawtooth National Forest, you must have a printed permit and load tags, which are available at your nearest Ranger Station. Also remember to fill out the log sheet provided on the front of your permit. You must list the date, time and quantity removed from each location before you move your vehicle. Please stay on existing roads and be sure your equipment is in good working condition. Please contact the nearest district office if you have any questions about firewood.