Over the years, several Members of SVIMS have played roles in the Pacific Northwest Key Council (PNWKC). The Key Council has developed an extensive set of keys for the various groups and genera of mushrooms. The keys can be found on the PNWKC site.

A member of SVIMS, Dr. Ian Gibson, is the principal author of an electronic synoptic key of the mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest. Matchmaker, a PC app, can be downloaded for free.

SVIMS maintains a list of the mushrooms identified on its various forays. The lists indicate the frequency of the sightings of the different species in our area.

Have a mushroom you need help identifying? Try posting a picture on the SVIMS Facebook page or to SVIMS Instagram.

Some useful sites for researching mushrooms on the web: