Free for the Taking – Nature’s Fun Fungi
A news release from the Forest Service basically says Mushroom Hunters start your engines!
"Acting Entiat District Ranger Kari Grover Wier is ramping up for what could be a bumper mushroom season in areas burned by the Cougar Creek Fire last year.....
depending upon how prolific the mushroom crop is, we could see a large number of mushroom harvesters coming to pick in areas that burned in 2018. Which, in turn, can benefit local businesses and communities.”
Harvesting mushrooms for personal use, up to five gallons per person per day, is free but collectors must carry a copy of the Free Incidental Use Mushroom Information Sheet with them while harvesting. This information sheet can be printed off the forest website at https://go.usa.gov/xQ3YJ and is also available at local national forest offices.