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IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

NOTICE: DUE TO COVID-19, IN-PERSON MEETINGS, FORAYS, AND CAMPING TRIPS WILL BE HELD WITH PRECAUTIONS (E.G. MASK REQUIRED). VIRTUAL OPTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNVACCINATED OR DO NOT FEEL SAFE TO JOIN IN-PERSON.

WE ARE CONTINUING TO MONITOR THE COVID-19 SITUATION AND WILL UPDATE OUR POLICIES PER WASHINGTON STATE AND YAKIMA COUNTY GUIDANCE. For more information, visit the Yakima Health District or CDC websites.

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May Member Meeting & Foray

  • May 15, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Naches Ranger Station, 10237 US-12, Naches, WA 98937
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  • This event is open to YVMS members only.

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May Member Meeting & Foray

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This foray will only take place if Yakima County remains in Phase 3 and does not regress to Phase 2.

Current plan: After meeting at the designated location, we will caravan out to a 2nd location (still to be determined on conditions). From the second location, we will split into smaller groups to explore different areas and meet up again at 12:00 PM for lunch and to share our findings back at the 2nd location. Note: Please pack your own lunch. The club cannot provide food due to COVID restrictions. Face masks are still required when gathering; they can be removed when hunting and eating if distancing protocols are followed.

The location will most likely be in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, but could extend into the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest. Towards the end of April, the YVMS board scouted a variety of locations and conditions were not quite right for mushroom hunting. We are hopeful that mid-May will be more fruitful.

If conditions still aren't right for mushroom hunting, we can at least get in a good hike together and new members can get an idea of places they can return to in the future.

Back-up plan: If Yakima County regresses to phase 2, the foray will be cancelled and we will instead hold a virtual meeting via Zoom on May 17th at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting will be to share about current conditions and a variety of good starter locations for mushroom hunting.

IMPORTANT: Please explore the following resources and download/purchase any of the necessary permits (foraging and/or parking).

Know the Rules of Mushroom Gathering

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest: "Harvest of five gallons per day is free. A free Incidental Use Mushroom Information Sheet is required to be in the possession of anyone collecting morel mushrooms for personal use."

Gifford Pinchot National Forest: "Up to 2 gallons a day & up to 10 days a calendar year, totaling up to 20 gallons of mushrooms per year...  Get your free use mushroom permit online at: https://apps.fs.usda.gov/gp."

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest: "Permits are not required in certain situations: forest products may be consumed or used while on the forest without a permit... For items over incidental use, you will need to get a Free Use permit. This permit will allow you to gather up to (5) gallons.  Contact ranger district offices to obtain a permit or for more information.

Parking Permits:

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