Question for Readers: Special Forest Products, Forest Plans and Litigation

Penny Frazier, a wild crops farm-producer, asks these questions of blog readers:

1) Of the forest plans you know, do they have sections about special forest products?

2) Have forest plans every been challenged on the basis that they are not managing for multiple use? (By not allowing certain uses)

3) Has there ever been litigation about permits or activities around special forest products?

4 thoughts on “Question for Readers: Special Forest Products, Forest Plans and Litigation”

  1. Our Forest plan is fairly mute on special forest products. It allows for Native Americans to take and use traditional plants. The plan has a goal to “provide fuelwood, post, pole. Chirtmas tree, and other non-sawtimber, miscellaneous forest products to help meet public demand, while contributing to the attainment of timberland and other resource goals and objectives.” It also has the guideline of ” in cases where plant collection permits are issued, digging and removing whole plants should be discouraged in favor of collecting seeds or cuttings.”

    I don’t know of any challenges or litigation. The biggest special products issues we’ve had was the flood of morel mushroom pickers and buyers that came in after large fires.


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