I would only like to interject that the native bands of canada and the usa have a wealth of knowlege pertaining to sustainable cultivation that in conjunction with modern technology and scientific research and understanding of ecosystems we are able to make better practices of mushroom cultivation. This is not a forum topic about native american or canadian culture as pertaining to the asymilation of many small cultures into the ever pressing modern world of caucasians. I would lreally appreciate if this could now begin to flow back to mushrooms. I can completely agree with you that this year was horrible. the hot dry dry weather has made the boletus season here skip a year, the chanties were exploding in my patches these past weeks. The lobsters and the polypores had a great year as far as I can read, but even the matsutake season was hurting very badly and even still people are holding on to hope that there will be something sprout after some frost. try in the mountain sides near mission, rolley lake, davis lake, allouette lake, hayward dump, stave lake road. you WILL find chanterelles if you are quick.