|Published: 9:21 AM, 07/30/2013
||Last updated: 9:22 AM, 07/30/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
CLEVELAND—U.S. Forest Service officials announced that
there will be several changes in the 2013 ginseng collection season in the
Cherokee National Forest. Ginseng
collecting will be limited because of concerns for overall reductions in wild
ginseng population numbers throughout its natural range.
For 2013 there will be a reduction in the length of the
ginseng collection season, a limit on the number of permits issued, a reduction
in the amount of ginseng collected per permit and designated rotating
Historically, ginseng collecting has fluctuated in the
Cherokee National Forest, but in recent years an average of 50 permits annually
has been issued, each representing one pound of wet roots (approximately 100
roots equal one wet pound).
Beginning in 2013, a maximum of 40 permits will be issued allowing 25
roots per permit to be collected.
For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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