Matsutake Survey Volunteers Needed

The Deschutes National Forest, in conjunction with Pine Mushroom Sept 23, 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-

2010 Matsutake Survey Volunteers Needed