Natural Resources Plannner
Lassen National Forest
2550 Riverside Drive
Susanville CA 96130
B.S., 1973, Psychology, University of Illinois
M.S., 1982, Forest Ecology, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Workshop: Mushroom Ecology for Forest Managers
SNR 533: Alternative Forest Products
Managing forest habitats for the sustainable production of harvested wild fungi and other nontimber forest products.
Broadening participation of stakeholders in monitoring and management.
Interdisciplinary (social, economic, and biological) approaches to managing for sustainable harvests.
Promoting the Pacific Northwest culinary truffle industry
Synthesis publications on the ecology and management of major types of harvested fungi.
Morel productivity, taxonomy, and ecology.
Chanterelle productivity responses to thinning young Douglas-fir stands.
Examples of Research Support:
on the Science of Sustainable Forestry: "Broadening Participation in
Guidelines for Scientists and Managers".
USAID, Winrock International, and the Russian FOREST project: Sustainable harvesting of medicinal fungi in the Russian Far East
Region 10, USDA Forest Service and enterprise team Forest Resource Enterprises: "Alaskan Nontimber Forest Product Opportunities".
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest Mycology Team: Productivity, monitoring, and sustainable harvest of edible ectomycorrhizal mushrooms.
USDA Forest Service, Cascade Center for Ecosystem Management: Young Stand Thinning and Diversity Study.
USDA Forest Service, Siuslaw National Forest: Matsutake Harvest Impact Study
United Nations, Man and the Biosphere Program: Olympic Peninsula Chanterelle Study
Examples of Publications:
Pilz, David. 2010. Ensuring Sustainable
Harvests of Wild Mushrooms. [Chapter 7] In: Cunningham, Anthony B. and
Yang, Xuefei. Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands. People and Plants
International Conservation. London: EarthScan-Resources for the Future
Press. 192 p. http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?tabid=102461
Pilz, David. 2009. Culinary Truffles.
pp142-153. In: Trappe, James M.; Molina, Randy; Luoma, Daniel L.;
Cázares, Efren; Pilz, David; Smith, Jane E.; Castellano, Michael A.;
Miller, Steven L.; Trappe, Matthew J. Diversity, ecology, and
conservation of truffle fungi in forests of the Pacific Northwest. Gen.
Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-772. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 194 p. http://www.treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/32697
Pilz, David; Lefevre, Charles; Scott, Leslie; James, Julian. 2009. Oregon Culinary Truffles: An Emergent Industry for Forestry, Agriculture, & Culinary Tourism. Corvallis, OR: PilzWald. 73 p. Available at: http://www.oregontruffles.org/truffles_feasibility_final.pdf
Pilz, D.; McLain, R.; Alexander S.; Villareal-Ruiz, Luis; Berch, S.; Wurtz, T.; Parks, C.; Mark, E.; Baker, B.; Molina, R.; Smith, J.E. 2007. Ecology and Management of Commercially Harvested Morels in Western North America. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-710. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 161 pp. http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/publications/gtr710/pnw_gtr710a.pdf
Pilz, David; Ballard, Heidi, L.; Jones, Eric T. 2006. Broadening participation in biological monitoring: a handbook for scientists and managers. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-680. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 131 pp. http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/publications/gtrs.shtml
Pilz, D.; Molina, R.; Mayo, J. 2006. Effects of
thinning young forests on chanterelle mushroom production. Journal of
Forestry. 104(1): 9-14. LINK
Pilz, David; Alexander, Susan; Smith, Jerry; Schroeder, Robert; Freed, Jim. 2006. Alaskan Nontimber Forest Product Opportunities. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-671. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 79 pp. http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/pnw_gtr671.pdf
Pilz, Dave; Bondi, Mike. 2005. Oregon truffles…a culinary delight from the forest. An Oregon Garden guide to truffles. May issue. Silverton, OR: Oregon Garden Rediscovery Forest and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. 4 pp.
McFarlane, E.; Pilz, D.; Weber, N.S. 2005. High-elevation gray
morels and other Morchella
species harvested as non-timber forest
products in Idaho and Montana. Mycologist. 19(2): 62-68. LINK
Pilz, D.; Weber, N.S.; Carter, C.; Parks, C.G.; Molina, R. 2004.
Productivity and diversity of morel mushrooms in healthy, burned, and
insect-damaged forests of northeastern Oregon. Forest Ecology and
Management 198: 367-386. LINK
Pilz, David. 2004. Chaga and other fungal resources: assessment of sustainable commercial harvesting in Khabarovsk and Primorsky Krais, Russia. Report prepared for Winrock International, Morrilton, Arkansas; U.S. Agency for International Development, Washington, DC; and the FOREST Project, Khabarovsk, Russia. April 30, 2004. 54 pp. LINK
Pilz, D.; Norvell, L.; Danell, E.; Molina, R. 2003. Ecology and management of commercially harvested chanterelle mushrooms. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-576. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 84 p. http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/gtr576.pdf
Pilz, D.; Molina, R. 2002. Commercial harvests of edible mushrooms from the forests of the Pacific Northwest United States: issues, management, and monitoring for sustainability. Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 155 (1-3): 3-16.
Alexander, S. J.; Pilz, D.; Weber, N. S.; Brown, E.; Rockwell, V. 2002. Value estimates of commercial mushrooms and timber in the Pacific Northwest. Environmental Management 30(1): 129-141.
Pilz, D.; Smith, J.; Amaranthus, M.P.; Alexander,
S.; Molina, R.; Luoma, D. 1999. Mushrooms and timber: managing
commercial harvesting in the Oregon Cascades. Journal of Forestry
97(3): 4-11. LINK
Pilz, D.; Molina, R.; Liegel, L.H. 1998. Biological productivity of chanterelle mushrooms in and near the Olympic Peninsula Biosphere Reserve. pp. 8-13. In: Liegel, L.H. compiler. The biological, socioeconomic, and managerial aspects of chanterelle mushroom harvesting: The Olympic Peninsula, Washington State, U.S.A. Ambio, A Journal of the Human Environment. Special Report Number 9, September, 1998. Stockholm, Sweden: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. 35 pp.
Hosford, D.; Pilz, D.; Molina, R.; Amaranthus,
M.P. 1997. Ecology and management of the commercially harvested
American matsutake mushroom. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-412. Portland, OR:
US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest
Research Station. 68 pp. http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/pnw_gtr412.pdf
Pilz, D.; Molina, R. eds. 1996. Managing forest ecosystems to conserve fungus diversity and sustain wild mushroom harvests. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-371. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 104 pp. http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/pubs/pnw_gtr371.pdf
(last updated 23 August 2010)