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. – As the weather transitions from summer to fall, dry vegetation and lower humidity have the potential to increase wildfire activity statewide.

Since June 1, 2016, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) has responded to and suppressed 259 ‪wildfires that burned 2,363 acres in the state of Mississippi. MFC wildland firefighters were able to save 348 structures from being damaged or destroyed. During the 2015 fall wildfire season, MFC wildland firefighters responded to and suppressed 1,195 wildfires that burned 14,144 acres. As a result, Governor Bryant enacted the...

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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.