2671.1 Page 1 of 2 FOREST SERVICE MANUAL CHEQUAMEGON-NICOLET NF (REGION 9) RHINELANDER, WI PARK FALLS, WI FSM 2600 – WILDLIFE, FISH & SENSITIVE PLANT HABITAT MANAGEMENT CHAPTER 2670 – THREATENED, ENDANGERED AND SENSITIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS Supplement No.: R9 Cheni 2670-2008-1 Effective Date: September 23, 2008 Duration: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed. Approved: JEANNE M. HIGGINS Forest Supervisor Date Approved: 09/23/2008 Posting Instructions: Supplements are numbered consecutively by Handbook number and calendar year. Post by document; remove the entire document and replace it with this supplement. Retain this transmittal as the first page(s) of this document. New Document R9 Cheni 2670-2008-1 2 Pages Superseded Document(s) (Supplement Number and Effective Date) R9 Cheni 2600-2003-2 2 Pages Digest: In order by code, summarize the main additions, revisions, or removal of direction incorporated in this supplement. 2671.1 – Reissues entire supplement without any change in direction. R9 CHENI SUPPLEMENT 2670-2008-1 EFFECTIVE DATE: 09/23/08 DURATION: Effective until superseded or removed 2671.1 Page 2 of 2 FSM 2600 – WILDLIFE, FISH AND SENSITIVE PLANT HABITAT MANAGEMENT CHAPTER 2670 – THREATENED, ENDANGERED AND SENSITIVE PLANTS AND ANIMALS 2671 – COOPERATION 2671.1 – Cooperation with State Agencies. Status – Although American Ginseng is not listed as a federal or state threatened or endangered species, it is a Regional Forester Sensitive Plant. Its abundance and distribution within the state is still not well known. Value – Wild ginseng will sell for more than $100 per pound of dried roots. (Roughly 3 pounds of green root will yield a pound of dried root.) State Harvest Regulations – A permit is required to harvest wild ginseng (copy of regulations attached). However, this permit is valid only with landowner’s permission. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) does not allow harvest on state-owned land. Harvest on National Forest Land – Harvest of wild ginseng is not allowed on the ChequamegonNicolet National Forest, pursuant to 36 CFR 269d: (Removing any plant that is classified as a threatened, endangered, sensitive, rare, or unique species.) Any violation of this regulation shall be punished by a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than six months or both.