Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) conducted an aerial detection flight of the area affected by the EF-3 tornado that traveled through Lamar, Forrest, and Perry counties on January 21, 2017. The purpose was to assess damage to forested acreage and estimate the potential economic impact. To view a map of the tornadoes path, click here.
Jackson, Miss. - Effective December 9, 2016, all remaining County burn bans have been lifted. Please continue to use care when engaging in outdoor burning activities. Check the weather forecast - do not burn on windy days, and find out if there is a burn ban in your area before doing any outdoor burning.
JACKSON, Miss. - Deer hunting season (gun with dog) begins November 19, 2016, in most parts of Mississippi. People will be out in the woods this weekend in large numbers, and they will be looking for ways to keep warm. The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) would like to remind hunters that they should not use a wood-burning campfire, bonfire, fire pit, fire ring, burn barrel - anything with an open flame that produces an ember.
JACKSON, Miss. - In Mississippi, 76 out of 82 counties remain under burn bans. The Governor's partial state level ban and all individual county bans remain in effect through the weekend.
The dry cold front coming in today will make conditions favorable for an increase in the frequency and severity of wildfire activity.
JACKSON, Miss. – One wildfire-related fatality has been reported in Montgomery County. The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) would like to express our deepest condolences to those affected by the tragic incident.
JACKSON, Miss. – As the weather transitions from summer to fall, dry vegetation and lower humidity have the potential to increase wildfire activity statewide.
October 4-6, 2016 in Hattiesburg, MS.
Upon completion of the Prescribed Burning Short Course you will earn 18 hours of CFE credit and will qualify to take the Mississippi Certified Prescribed Burn Manager exam on the last day of the course.
Space for the workshop is limited, and registration is REQUIRED.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2016
Forestry Commission Deploys 25 Firefighters to Battle Wildfires in the Western U.S.
Jackson, Miss. - The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) deployed a twenty-person hand crew to the Los Padres National Forest in California to assist with wildfire suppression efforts. The fire currently covers 500 acres and is twenty-percent contained. The MFC crew will join four other crews also being deployed today from Ft. Smith, Arkansas to fight the wildfire in Los Padres.