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IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION

NOTICE: We are now holding virtual member meetings and have new online tools. Login with your membership account or become a member to register for virtual meeetings and explore other online features.

DUE TO COVID-19, IN-PERSON MEETINGS, FORAYS, AND CAMPING TRIPS CONTINUE TO BE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. For more information, visit the Yakima Health District or CDC websites.

Upcoming events

    • May 15, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Naches Ranger Station, 10237 US-12, Naches, WA 98937
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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:

Past events

April 19, 2021 April Membership Meeting
February 15, 2021 YVMS February Meeting
October 19, 2020 Cooking Mushrooms with Chef Zachary Mazi
September 21, 2020 September Virtual Member Meeting

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The Yakima Valley Mushroom Society is a 501(c)7 nonprofit corporation incorporated in the State of Washington. PO Box 9971, Yakima, WA 98908.


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