The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) has been proud of our service to the public and protection of the state’s valuable forest resources since 1926. Committed to delivering quality services and assistance to both rural and urban landowners, the MFC looks forward to the continued privilege of caring for Mississippi’s trees, forests, and natural resources. Our Mission is to provide active leadership in forest protection, forest management, forest inventory, and effective forest information distribution, necessary for Mississippi's sustainable forest-based economy.

 

Charlie W. Morgan, Jr.
State Forester

 

Jackson, Miss. – March is Wildfire Prevention Month in Mississippi as stated by Governor Phil Bryant’s proclamation. Historically, March has one of the highest wildfire occurrence rates of the year due to the weather transition from winter to spring, dry vegetation, and windy conditions. Since January 1, 2017, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) responded to and suppressed 491 ‪wildfires that burned 9,422 acres. MFC Wildland Firefighters saved 1,072 homes and structures. Wildfire activity destroyed or damaged 28 homes and structures. Sadly, 2 wildfire-related fatalities were...

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Forest Health

Assisting timber owners in forest pest management by conducting forest pest surveys and evaluations.

Forest Information

Forest Information supports all MFC program areas by providing information to mass media outlets to release forestry and agency information to the public. A variety of delivery methods are used to reach people in the most effective manner.

Forest Management

Promoting management practices which maintain the integrity of the environment and provide for our future natural resource needs for both private and public landowners in Mississippi.

Forest Protection

Protecting our forests from both wildfire and illegal arson activities, forest protection ensures that Mississippi forests continue to flourish.