Our Mission

Covid-19 Notice: The CMS monthly meeting scheduled for March 18, 2020 has been cancelled. This was primarily due to our meeting location, the Amazon Community Center being closed from March 16-31. The CMS Board of Directors will continue to monitor this changing situation and hope to resume meetings in April. In the meantime … even if there are not many mushrooms out there, taking a walk in the woods will do wonders to improve your outlook and calm any anxiety over this current situation. So, we encourage you to grab a (healthy) friend or family member and head outdoors!

The Mission of the Cascade Mycological Society

  • to study fungi;
  • to educate members and the public about fungi identification and ecology;
  • to promote conservation of fungi;
  • to promote health and safety in the gathering and consumption of edible fungi,
  • and to have fun!

The Cascade Mycological Society (CMS) was created by a collective effort of people located in the Eugene/Springfield area of Oregon, who share a common interest in and appreciation for the Kingdom of Fungi. In order to focus our fungal fascination, we have formed an educational non-profit [501(c) 3] organization dedicated to the study and enjoyment of fungi and we would like you to join us.

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CMS Meetings

Would you like to learn more about the mysterious world of fungi? Come mingle with and learn from expert mycologists and the local mushroom enthusiasts of CMS at our monthly meetings that are open to the public.

Mushroom Festival

The Mount Pisgah Arboretum (MPA) Mushroom Festival is the largest educational event of the year for the Cascade Mycological Society.  We have been involved since its inception in 1981 and are integral to its success.

Community Events

CMS partners with the City of Eugene to offer seasonal educational forays and classes at Amazon Community Center. You will also encounter CMS members giving talks at various venues during the fall.

We know you are here to learn about mushrooms. So, here is some information to get you started.

Photo courtesy of Mike Potts Photography