Forest Products Permits


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There is no official beginning or ending dates for mushroom gathering. Mushrooms emerge in the spring when moisture and temperature conditions are right.

Free use permits (there will be no cost to get a permit) will be required on all Sawtooth National Forest lands. Free use harvesters are allowed to pick 5 gallons per day until the permit expires. 

You can obtain your free use permit at any Sawtooth National Forest office. You will need to carry your permit with you when you are gathering. Commercial mushroom harvest will not be permitted in any of the burned areas on the Sawtooth National Forest.


Firewood Permits

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.