Mushroom Identification Programs/Sites
Pacific Northwest Mushroom Clubs
Southern Idaho Mycological Association (SIMA), Boise, ID
Other Organizations and Reference Websites
Mykoweb.com A site devoted to the science of mycology and the hobby of mushrooming.
Mycological Society of san Francisco operates the largest local amateur mycological association
Mushroom Observer is a site to record observations about mushrooms, help people identify muchrooms, and expand the mushroom scientific exploration (mycology) community.
Fungal Jungal is an educational site maintained by the University of Montana
Tom Volk Fungi is a site provided by the Department of Biology of University of Wisconson
Tree of Life is a site which records information and new changes in the Tree of Life.
Books (in order by author's last name)
Mushrooms Demystified, by David Arora
Musings of a Mushroom Hunter: A Natural History of Foraging, by Denis Benjamin
National Audubon Society field Guide to North American Mushrooms, by Gary Lincoff
The New Savory Wild Mushroom, by Margaret McKenney, Daniel Stuntz, & Joseph Ammirati
A Field Guide to Mushrooms: North America, by Kent McKnight and Vera McKnight
Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America, by Roger Phillips
The Mushroom Hunter's Field Guide, by Alexander Smith and Nancy Weber
Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, by Paul Stamets
Mushroom Cultivator: A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home, by Paul Stamets
Field Guide to North American Truffles: Hunting, Identifying, and Enjoying the World's Most Prized Fungi, by Matt Trappe, Frank Evans, James Trappe
Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, by Steve Trudell
Taylor Lockwood, amazing photographer of mushrooms and fungi: http://www.kingdomoffungi.com
Washington State Personal Use Mushroom Harvesting Rules
Download (PDF format, Updated November 2012)
National Survey of Mushroom Club Members (2008)
Adobe Acrobat Document [586.4 KB]
Capitol Forest Map
Map of Capitol Forest (2008)
Adobe Acrobat Document [848.6 KB]
DNR Recreational Harvest of Special Forest Products for Personal Use
Mushroom limits - recreational harvesting of special forest products limits (mushrooms, berries, cones, conk, etc.
Adobe Acrobat Document [29.9 KB]
DNR Vehicle User Permits Information
Adobe Acrobat Document [20.2 KB]
Gifford Pinchot National Forest.
This year there's an online print option to obtain your free personal permit including a map of the specific areas by clicking on this link Personal Use Mushroom Permit 2017. Another option is to use the attached permit application, mail it in with a copy of your identification & wait for the permit to be processed & arrive back in the mail.