COVID-19 UpdateProtecting 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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The Mississippi Forestry Commission continues to carefully monitor the COVID-19 situation by reviewing advisories issued by the Mississippi Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. The World Health Organization has now declared the virus as a pandemic, and the President has declared a national emergency.  Following the reports from the MSDH of multiple presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi, Gov. Tate Reeves...

Charlie Morgan - MFC State Forester

Three times per year, the Mississippi Forestry Commission offers the Prescribed Burning Short Course. The Prescribed Burning Short Course is open to the public and designed for anyone wishing to become a Certified Prescribed Burn Manager in Mississippi.

Learn more about the Prescribed Burning Short Course

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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.