Please click on the link – Mississippi’s Forest Assessment Survey – to participate in a short on-line survey about the issues affecting forestry in Mississippi. It only takes a few minutes. Your input is greatly appreciated and will be included as part of the Mississippi Forest Action Plan. This action plan is a statewide effort, addressing the future of Mississippi’s forests and related natural resources, that acts as a guide for the development and continuation of programs and services. The survey will be available through April 22, 2019.
The forests of Mississippi provide many benefits that are enjoyed by all citizens of the Magnolia State. Although Mississippi’s forests are abundant and diverse, the health, productivity, and future of Mississippi’s forests and related resources are being impacted by a variety of influences. In order to ensure the future enjoyment of forest-based benefits, the Mississippi Forestry Commission is seeking input from all stakeholders in regard to the issues affecting the state’s forests and natural resources.
About the Mississippi Forestry Commission
Established in 1926, the Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) protects the state’s valuable 19.8 million acres of forestland from wildfire, manages approximately 480,000 acres of forested School Trust Land, and delivers quality forest management services and assistance to both rural and urban landowners. Our mission is to provide active leadership in forest protection, forest management, forest inventory, and effective forest information distribution, necessary for Mississippi's sustainable forest-based economy. Mississippi's forestry and forest products industries have a $12.79 billion economic impact and employ almost 70,000 people. Forestry consistently ranks as the state’s second most valuable agricultural commodity, right behind the poultry industry. The MFC looks forward to the continued privilege of caring for Mississippi’s trees, forests, and natural resources.
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