Submitted by Olympia National Forest

Previously scheduled for November 8 and 9, 2023, sales for commercial-use salal permits on the Olympic National Forest have been rescheduled to November 15 and 16 due to an unforeseen outage of the permitting system. Sales will occur over the two days as follows: 

  • November 15
  • Quilcene Office, 295142 Highway 101 S., Quilcene, WA
  • Quinault Office, 353 South Shore Road, Quinault, WA
  • November 16
  • Forks Office, 437 Tillicum Lane, Forks, WA

Sales will begin at 9am at each office on the day listed.

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 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 the west-side of Clallam County. Twenty-five permits will be offered from the Quinault office 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. Only one permit is allowed per person.

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 there will be limited entry into each office while permits are processed.

For additional information about salal permit sales contact your local Forest Service office. Dates for January and March sale days will be announced in December. 

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