Mississippi is blessed with diverse and abundant natural resources. From the Gulf Coast Flatwoods to the Upper Coastal Plains, forest resources abound in Mississippi. Forest resources represent the state’s largest single land use, covering more than 19.7 million acres. Sixty-four percent of the state’s total land area is forestland.
Every citizen of the state is affected in some capacity by our forest resource. Annually, forestry ranks among the top two agricultural products produced in the state. In addition, Mississippi’s forests provide other benefits such as habitat for both game and non-game wildlife species, soil protection, water quality enhancement and vast recreational and education opportunities.
For more information on this program, contact your local MFC Office.