Is Arnica-harvesting allowed? If so, subject to what conditions?

The harvesting of wild flowers and fruits is regulated in particular by the Civil Code, which prohibits any harvesting on others’ land. Land, a thatch or a forest always belong to someone, whether a private individual, a municipality or the State. Thus, as with mushrooms or blueberries, no foraging is allowed without the owner’s permission. […]

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What are the rules on blueberry-picking?

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 […]

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