Submitted by Olympic National Forest
Permits for commercial-use salal will go on sale starting September 8 at District offices throughout the forest. Sales will begin at 9 a.m. in Forks and Quilcene and 10 a.m. in Quinault. Salal permit sales dates:
- September 8, 2021
- November 3, 2021
- January 5, 2022
- March 9, 2022
Anyone harvesting salal within the Olympic National Forest for the purpose of selling must carry a commercial-use permit while picking.
One hundred permits will be available for sale at $150 a permit. Fifty permits will be offered from the Quilcene office (295142 Highway 101 S., Quilcene, WA) for harvest areas located within Mason County and the east side of Clallam and Jefferson Counties. Twenty-five permits will be offered from the Forks office (437 Tillicum Lane, Forks, WA) for the west-side of Clallam County. Twenty-five permits will be offered from the Quinault office (353 South Shore Road, Quinault, WA) for harvest areas within Grays Harbor County and the west side of Jefferson County.
Those buying a permit must be at least 18 years of age and must provide a valid US Federal or State picture identification. Only cash or checks will be accepted; no credit cards or debit cards will be accepted. A lottery system will be used if the demand for permits exceeds the supply.
A personal use permit is required for those harvesting salal that is not intended to be sold or traded. To obtain a personal use permit contact a Forest Service office.
To ensure the safety of everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic customers will be asked to stay outdoors/in their car and will be allowed into offices individually to purchase a permit through a numbered queue process. Face coverings, regardless of vaccination status, are required in all federal buildings.
For additional information about salal permit sales, please contact Mark LaGioia at 360.765.2215 or your local Forest Service office.