Ginseng harvest generates millions of dollars in supplemental income annually, and we regularly document harvest during our ginseng census. The harvester above has just found a 3-leaf plant.Unfortunately, not all harvesters are ethical in their harvest practices.While careful, stewardship-oriented harvesters can be neutral, or even positive, for ginseng populations, unethical harvesters reduce population sizes and threaten the species, and hence the long-term economic benefits of the wild harvest.