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Commercial mushroom permits available

The Nez Perce-Clearwater Forests are issuing commercial mushroom permits again this year at all forest offices starting April 1. There won’t be a commercial mushroom picking season on the Salmon River Ranger District (Sheep Fire) this year for safety, with roadside hazard tree salvage logging ongoing.

Only seasonal permits will be available and the cost of a seasonal commercial permit is $100, valid until Aug. 1.

In 2012, approximately 124,933 acres burned on the Sheep, McGuire, Porcupine and Powell Complex Fires on the Red River, Powell and Salmon River ranger districts.

April-September in 2013, the Forests sold approximately 2,000 commercial mushroom permits at a total value of $67,820.

The forests are not issuing buying permits and buying stations will not be permitted to operate on-forest.

Contact the Red River Ranger District at 842-2245, or the Powell Ranger District at 942-3113.


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