Forest Ecology for Mushroom Foragers with Lorelle Sherman

Date: Sunday October 16, 2022
Time: 10am-3pm
Location: Offsite
Teacher: Lorelle Sherman
Tuition: $$140
Availability: 13 open

The majestic forests of the PNW are well known for their extensive hiking and camping opportunities and of course for some of the best mushroom hunting in the country.  Finding a morel in the Cascades is without a doubt a thrill! But understanding the complex relationships between trees, wildlife, fungi, soil, and climate that led to that morel in your basket is empowering knowledge. Join Forest Ecologist, Lorelle Sherman for a day of exploration with a focus on deepening an understanding of mycorrhizal connections between trees and fungi, and unique symbiotic relationships between wildlife, fungi, and trees. Lorelle will discuss the impacts of climate change on our forests today and into the future, considering factors such as the recent heat dome and wildfires. Students will leave this class with a new curiosity and intrigue for the processes happening beneath our very feet, an understanding of the impact of disturbances on the forests we love, and a new understanding of the forests as mushroom habitat! This workshop will take place in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, within a 1.5 hr drive time of White Salmon, WA.


This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over, who is prepared to hike all day (rain or shine) on uneven terrain, off-trail. This is not a suitable workshop for those with health conditions that may be triggered or exacerbated by hiking, carrying a backpack, or being outside for 5+ hours in variable weather conditions. All participants must meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Off-Site or Nature courses. Please leave dogs at home. Listed class locations are approximate and are subject to change at WildCraft’s sole discretion depending on weather conditions and other seasonal factors. A packing list and exact location will be provided 5 days prior to the workshop date.

All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in an outdoor adventure and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in an Off-Site or Nature course.  PLEASE carefully review it!

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