Special forest products are non-timber goods that can be found in the forest, such as mushrooms, beargrass leaves, fern greens, pine cones, evergreen boughs, and huckleberries. Because many of these items have a commercial value, they may be over-harvested if not managed. The forest has developed a Special Forest Products Plan to assure sustainable harvest of these resources into the future. The Gathering Special Forest Products brochure is available online or at your local Forest Service offices.
Remember: It is always best to check with your local forest office before gathering/collecting items from the forest!
A free permit is required for Personal Use Mushroom Gathering. For more information, see our Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Personal Use Mushroom Guide.
Please remember: All mushrooms harvested for personal use must be sliced in half upon collection. Please see the Personal Use Mushroom Guide for more information.