Forays — General Information
Participants on all trips will be asked to sign a standard waiver form.
To save time, you can download the waiver now (click here), print, sign, and bring it on the foray.
You can also download a PDF copy of our edibility guidelines (click here).
Equipment and Gear needed: *Always be prepared for wet conditions.*
*Most Important: A watch to keep track of the time.
*Rain gear, waterproof boots/shoes and a change of clothes and socks.
*Mushroom Basket, Pocket Knife, and/or soft brush for wiping mushrooms clean.
*Identification Books (optional, there will be identification on site),
*Lunch and some sweets or snacks that will give you energy to last through the day.
*A partner to survey with and help keep track of (can be assigned at foray).
Mushroom Picking Permits
You should always check with all the federal agencies on whose lands you may pick before the beginning of each mushroom season to find out what the latest regulations are. If you are not picking on federal lands, make sure that you have the correct type of permission from the landowner.
On CMS-sponsored forays we usually visit federal lands, and you may need a permit. Obtaining a FREE USE PERMIT from the Willamette National Forest office (downtown Eugene) or a Ranger District Office before the trip is strongly encouraged.(Click here for additional mushroom permit information)