Upcoming Forays in Anticipation of the Festival
NOTE: Updated foray information. There will be one more foray before the festival on Friday the 28th. Since this is on a school day, the high school parking lot is not available and a new meeting place has been chosen. This is the Ray’s Food store in Pleasant Hill meeting at 8:45 AM and leaving at 9:00 AM sharp.
There are currently three forays confirmed.
The confirmed dates are Oct. 22nd, 23rd, and 28th.
Forays are limited to CMS members (and friends) only. You can become a member to join us!
NOTE: It would be very helpful for planning purposes if you RSVP’ed if you are planning on attending a foray. This allows us to better plan for group size. You can do this by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and telling us how many are attending.
Note that sometimes destinations are changed based on weather conditions and where we get reports of fungal activity, but here is a rundown of the planned destinations and forest districts. Please check back on this website the day before the foray for any changes or updates on foray details.
- Oct. 22nd – Florence coast area / Siuslaw Nat. Forest
- Oct. 23rd – Lower Cascades / Willamette Nat. Forest
- Oct. 28th – Lower Cascades / Willamette Nat. Forest
We have procured a group permit for the Willamette National Forest that will allow a foray attendee to collect up to 5 specimens for festival purposes. This does not allow for personal collection (e.g. for edibles), a separate (free) permit is required in the Willamette Nat. Forest.
For the Siuslaw National Forest, no permit is required for 1 gallon of mushrooms per person. A group permit for festival purposes is in the works.
NOTE: This permit can also be used outside a foray, provided that you have in your possession a copy of the permit letter and a map of the allowed picking areas for the Willamette National Forest. These were handed out at the CMS meeting, but email email@example.com if you need a copy of the letter. The maps must be picked up at a ranger station.