While most folks may associate the Oregon Coast with endless ocean views and adventures, it's also a great place to soak up the wonders of Oregon's temperate rainforests!
Seasonal changes bring new life and opportunities to learn, especially when it comes to foraging in the Fall!
Here are some basic do's and don'ts when it comes to foraging in our coastal forests:
Invest in local foraging books and the iNaturalist app-also sign up for local mycology groups!
Bring an extra bag for any trash you find.
Start really simple, foraging is a lifelong education.
Be respectful of other foragers and the land you find yourself on.
Over harvest, always leave some behind!
Don't EVER consume anything you aren't absolutely confident in identifying.
Be very mindful of trespassing, don't go onto private property/always have permission if so.
Leave roadside finds, they can absorb things you don't want to consume, from cars, critters, or other things in nature.
Have fun and enjoy your time in nature!