What to do with mushroom pickers in my forest? Policy tools from the landowners’ perspectiveIn a recent paper, scientists led by Elena Górriz-Mifsud (EFI), look at the wild mushroom picking from a landowners’ perspective. Wild mushroom picking is a growing recreational and commercial activity. In Spain, wild mushrooms legally belong to the landowner, who seldom benefits from trade in mushrooms or from their recreational value. Cultural aspects (tradition, picker-related harms) and economic aspects (costly forestry works, income opportunities) constitute elements of the debate on how to deal with mushroom picking.