In Alaska morels are mostly found in conifer and hardwood forested areas that have recently burned. We were actually in a burnt forest looking for these tasty treats. After 4 hours of walking we found 24 of them! So for dinner tonight we had, fresh caught salmon (thanks to my hubby), rice, corn, fresh salad and black morel mushrooms, yummy!
Just a little warning for you on looking for black morel mushrooms in a burnt forest, be prepared to walk out of the forest looking like you've been working in a coal mine all day.