The Mississippi Forest Inventory (MFI) program is responsible for developing and implementing the statewide forest resource inventory, necessary for Mississippi’s sustainable forest-based economy. The MFI program also effectively distributes forest inventory-based information for economic development and policy purposes. For inventory purposes, the state is divided into five MFI regions, with each region being inventoried over a one-year period. In order to present an accurate picture of Mississippi’s forest resources, the statewide forest inventory operates on a continuous five-year cycle.

The Mississippi Dynamic Report Generator is available for download, click here to install the Dynamic Report Generator software.


Publications from the Mississippi Statewide Forest Inventory

 mfi data collection map
North Mississippi Forest Inventory 2015-2016
Central Mississippi Forest Inventory 2014-2015
Delta Mississippi Forest Inventory 2009
North Mississippi Forest Inventory 2008
Central Mississippi Forest Inventory 2007
Southeast Mississippi Forest Inventory 2013-2014
Southwest Mississippi Forest Inventory 2012-2013
Initial Estimates of Hurricane Katrina Impacts on Mississippi Gulf Coast Forest Resources  (Mississippi Institute of Forest Inventory and USDA Forest Service.)



Click here to view a directory of mills or primary forest product companies in the Southeast (which produce lumber, plywood, pulp, paper and other wood products using roundwood logs as a raw material). Click on Primary Forest Products Locator, then select your state from the drop-down menu to see mill locations and types.

Selected Publications from the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station

Mississippi's Timber Industry - An Assessment of Timber Products Output and Use, 2002 - Authors: Howell, Michael; Johnson, Tony G.; Bentley, James W.
Forest Statistics for Mississippi Counties 1994 -  Authors:  Hartsell, Andrew J.; London, Jack D. 
The South's Timber Industry - An Assessment of Timber Product Output and Use, 2003 - Authors:  Johnson, Tony G.; Bentley, James W.; Howell, Michael.  
Southern Pulpwood Production, 2004 - Authors:  Johnson, Tony G.; Steppleton, Carolyn D.
Southern Pulpwood Production, 2003 - Authors:   Johnson, Tony G.; Steppleton, Carolyn D.
Southern Pulpwood production, 2002 - Authors: Johnson, Tony G.; Steppleton, Carolyn D. 

For more information on Forest Inventory, please contact:

Brian Mitchell
GIS Program Director
660 North Street, Suite 300
Jackson, Mississippi 39202
Cell: (601) 624-4290