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Mosbrucker huckleberry preservation bill passes House


February 26, 2020

A bill that would require huckleberry buyers to retain purchase records for at least one year passed the House of Representatives unanimously today (Tuesday).

“This bill was brought to me by Klickitat County Range Deputy Harold Cole, who expressed concerns about groups of people coming onto public property where huckleberry plants are growing, raking the berries from the plants, and in some cases, taking the entire bush and destroying the landscape,” said Mosbrucker, R-Goldendale. “Huckleberry bushes are wild and don't grow back easily. This kind of harvesting is illegal.”

Existing law requires persons who harvest and sell raw or unprocessed huckleberries to obtain a specialized f...

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