Protecting MS Forestland from WildfireAssisting Timber Owners in Forest Pest ManagementPromoting Sound Forest Management PracticesProviding for our State's Natural Resource Needs
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JACKSON, Miss. (September 10, 2018) – The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) remotely-deployed Brian Mitchell to serve as an Infrared Interpreter for National Infrared Operations (NIROPS). Infrared Interpreters do not physically deploy to a particular wildfire incident. Instead, they work remotely to support major wildfires nationwide. Their job is to work through the night mapping fire perimeters, isolated heat sources, and intense and scattered heat. This information is provided to each incident they are supporting, in time for the daily morning briefing. Two airplanes are utilized...

Charlie Morgan - MFC State Forester

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

 

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Forest Health

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

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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.

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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.

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Forest Protection

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