Washington Mushroom Collecting Permits Available
|May 26, 2010||Posted by Philip under Info|
If you plan on collecting more than “a gallon” of mushrooms in the State of Washington, you better get your permit. Details in Commercial mushroom permits available published by the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin:
Permits for commercial mushroom gathering in the three Blue Mountain forests are now available. The permits are required for anyone intending to sell, harvest, possess or transport more than one gallon of mushrooms in Oregon or five gallons in Washington state. An annual commercial permit costs $50. Consecutive-daily permits are $2 per day, with the minimum purchase of a 10-consecutive-day permit for $20.
If you are a commercial picker planning to camp out, you’ll need an industrial camping permit as well.
The Puget Sound Mycological Society offers some good information on the mushroom hunting rules in Washington.
Washington state is divided into numerous federal, state, local and Native American jurisdictions. Each jurisdiction has its own rules (or not) and its own way of publishing and enforcing these rules (or not.) Those rules also occasionally change. For example, Washington state law was changed in 2005 and the effects of that change have been slowly spreading through various districts in 2006. Some districts also regularly change details each year in response to conditions like previous year fire locations.
From the information found on this U.S. Forest Service website, the rules and costs that apply in the state might not apply on federal lands.