LA GRANDE – 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. https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r1/passes-permits/…
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)
Also, check out our updated 2021 Fire Season and Long-Term Restoration interactive story map. The map features a new tab highlighting planned post-fire recovery projects including the Pomeroy Danger Tree and Salvage Project. The interactive story map is available at https://arcg.is/0nyrWq