Commercial Morel Harvest Season Ends on Rice Ridge Fire

SEELEY LAKE – Commercial morel harvest season ended on the Rice Ridge Fire July 7. Seeley Lake District Ranger Rachel Feigley said the season went well with significantly more personal and incidental pickers than commercial pickers in the area.

Feigley said the area designated for commercial picking was based on input received from the community. It was limited to the area of the fire that burned west of Richmond Ridge Road, Forest Road #4353.

“Community members were interested in a post-fire economic recovery based on recreation tourism and did not think the commercial harvest would add to th...


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