Matsutake Survey Volunteers Needed
The Deschutes National Forest, in conjunction with , is conducting surveys of matsutake fruiting grounds to identify the impact of forest thinning. The American matsutake is a highly prized edible mushroom, the commercial harvest representing a multimillion dollar industry. Volunteers will help locate matsutake mushrooms and collect soil samples and field data. Matsutake have a symbiotic relationship with “candystick” plants (see below), which are used by volunteers and mushroom harvesters, to locate the mushrooms.
When: Mid Sept – Mid Oct
Contact: Desiree Johnson –at- 541-678-3003 -or- firstname.lastname@example.org