Foraging is a traditional practice in the mountain range. It is a regulated activity and comes under the right of ownership (foraging permit).
In the Vosges, foraging is limited to 5 litres/day in the forest, pursuant to the Forestry Code.
The Prefects at the departmental level may further detail these rules, so that foraging remains reasoned. Some municipalities specify the formats (family foraging, quantity, use of comb) and periods during which harvesting is possible.
In certain protected areas, in order to maintain the peace and quiet of the wildlife, foraging can be prohibited and offenders subject to a fine.