EUGENE, Ore. — School is starting this week for many school districts and so is the mushroom harvest.
Matsutake mushroom season opens for the Deschutes, Umpqua, and Willamette National Forests Tuesday.
Anyone harvesting matsutake mushrooms on national forest land must purchase a commercial harvest permit.
Permits cost $200 for the 62 day season, $100 for a half season permit which is valid for 31 consecutive days, or $8 per day with a five-day minimum purchase.
Harvesters must be 18 years of age or older and have a valid ID in order to purchase a permit.
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