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National Forest Service Mushroom Hunting Tips and Tricks for Spring

LEWISTON – Are you hunting for mushrooms this spring? Morel mushrooms often fruit prolifically in the years immediately after a wildfire. The wildfires of 2021 in the Northern Region suggest a prolific mushroom crop in the spring of 2022.

Here are a few tools to help you on your way:

“Northern Region Mushroom Hunter Helper,” is an interactive web map that can help you find past wildfires and prescribed fire activities that have taken place for the purpose of personal use mushroom gathering.…

Review all rules and guidelines regarding the specific areas and mushroom permit requirements for the individual national forest(s) you will be going to and know how to stay safe while recreating in burned areas. Common Hazards while Recreating in Post-Fire Landscapes (5/4/18, 49 kb)

“North Idaho Rx Fire” is an interactive map where you can find past and planned prescribed fire locations across the U.S. Forest Service – Idaho Panhandle National Forests and BLM land in north Idaho. Click on the maps tab to also find 5 years of fire history maps.…

Mushroom collection and permit information for the U.S. Forest Service – Idaho Panhandle National Forests.…