Due to declining wild ginseng populations, the Daniel Boone National Forest will not allow ginseng harvesting this season.
Much of ginseng’s decline is attributed to illegal harvest methods. Over-harvesting, out-of-season collection, and the taking of mature plants without planting the seed for future crops are some of the contributing factors. As a result, the species has completely disappeared in some areas.
This ban does not affect non-Forest lands.

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