Answerland: Do I need a fungi gathering permit?

By Melanie Wong

Q: Do I need a permit to forage for mushrooms on U.S. Forest Service land? A: Eagle County is drawing growing number of amateur mycologists (someone who studies fungi), particularly those who enjoy searching the mountains and forests for the edible varieties. Most of these foragers are gathering the floor-dwellers for their own dinners, and a few have wondered, “Do I need a permit to do this?” If you’re hunting on Forest Service land, then the answer is yes — but the permit is free. “Individuals can collect for their personal use. We consider it an ‘incidental’ use, and you …

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