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Buchanan Named New District Forester in East Central District

Effective July 1, 2014, Buck Buchanan will assume the position of East Central District Forester for the Mississippi Forestry Commission.

Buchanan, a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in forestry, has been an employee of the MFC for the past 32 years. He was most recently the Spatial Technology Forester for approximately six years. That position included responsibility over all agency Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), as well as support for the agency’s forest inventory systems and forest management systems.

“Buck’s contribution to our forest management strategies is what has kept Mississippi on the forefront of timber inventory technology,” said Charlie Morgan, State Forester. “And with his knowledge and experience of agency programs and functions, I am confident he will make a strong leader for the East Central District.”

Prior to his position as Spatial Technology Forester, Buchanan served as an Area Forester in the Northwest District, an Assistant District Forester in East Central District, a County (Service) Forester, a Forestry Technician and a Forestry Crew Member. Buchanan is a registered forester with the State of Mississippi.

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