July 7, 2017
Denise Germann, 307 739 3393
Mushroom collection is not allowed in Grand Teton National Park or the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Due to last year’s Berry Fire, there has been interest in collecting mushrooms in the burned area within the park. Recently burned areas are known to create ideal growing conditions for mushrooms.
Historically, Grand Teton National Park did allow for the collection of small quantities of mushrooms. However, National Park Service regulations do not allow for collection of mushrooms in the park. In 2013 the park updated the Superintendent’s Compendium to be in compliance with national regulations. The compendium is located on the park’s website at https://www.nps.gov/grte/learn/management/upload/2017-Superintendent-s-Compendium-FINAL-For-Web.pdf.
Individuals are allowed to gather edible berries and nuts for personal use and consumption, limiting the collection to one quart, per species, per person, per day. The use of bush rakes or other harvesting devices is prohibited, as well as any type of commercial harvest.