Contact Us

Bill To Prohibit Collecting Maine Fiddleheads Without Permission

Photo from Facebook

The calender says that spring begins March 20, but in Maine, we know that what the calender says and what Mother Nature wants are often two different things. One sign of spring in Maine is the sprouting of wild fiddleheads. Many Mainers enjoy fiddleheads and pick and sell them for additional income.

Maine state Rep. Russell Black, Republican of Wilton, is sponsoring the bill LD 421 ‘An Act To Prohibit the Unauthorized Harvesting of Wild Mushrooms and Fiddleheads,’ which was before the Legislature’s Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee this week.

The bill is designed to deter those who are making money by taking wild crops from a private landowner.

Several lawmakers seemed skeptical during the committee that there was a problem with people picking wild food from private property.

The committee will take up the bill again later this month to decide on its recommendation to the full legislature.

Have you tried fiddleheads? How do you cook them? And do you think there is a need for this law?

More from B98.5

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://b985.fm using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on B98.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on B98.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!