- June 25, 2019

Commercial Mushroom Harvest Season Will Last Longer

by Jackson Hole Radio News

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is extending the sale of commercial mushroom harvest permits within the Roosevelt fire area until August 1st. Both commercial and personal users have been able to enjoy this season’s Morel mushroom crop, and with anticipated conditions, mushroom gathering will likely continue past the original permit window of July 3rd. The Forest would like to remind folks that in order to reduce resource impacts and support all Forest users, Commercial Mushroom Harvest Areas have been designated within the Roosevelt fire boundary, while personal mushroom collection is available Forest-wide.

 

Please use caution when traveling in recently burned areas due to stump holes, snags, and loose soil or rocks. Also, users are reminded to make sure they know where mushroom harvesting is allowed, and be extra mindful of private property within the mushroom harvest areas.

 

Personal Use:  Harvesters may gather up to 3 gallons of Morel mushrooms for personal use without a permit, free of charge.  There is no age limit on personal use mushroom pickers.  Personal use mushrooms may not be sold or bartered to another party.

 

Commercial Use:  Commercial Mushroom permits are currently available for purchase at the Big Piney, Pinedale, and Jackson Ranger Districts of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Each individual selling or bartering any mushrooms or gathering more than 3 gallons of mushrooms per day is required to have a valid Commercial Permit.  All commercial mushroom harvesters must have a commercial permit in their possession while gathering and transporting mushrooms.  A 14-day commercial permit costs $300 dollars. Commercial pickers may ONLY camp in the Commercial Mushroom Camping Area designated by the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

 

For complete information on mushroom harvesting on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the designated commercial mushroom harvest or camping area, or to purchase a commercial mushroom permit, please contact the following offices:

 

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