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Forest Health Highlights - 2000

Mississippi


The Mississippi Forestry Commission provides forest health protection assistance to state and private land managers within the State.  The State and the USDA Forest Service Forest Health Protection unit fund this program cooperatively.

Mississippi Forest Type Distributions


Mississippi Forest Facts

The Mississippi Forestry Commission and USDA Forest Service

In spite of the relatively good health of Mississippi’s forests, a variety of insects and diseases (both native and introduced), and human-caused impacts such as air pollution, continue to threaten the State’s resources.  To deal with this constantly changing mix of challenges, the Mississippi Forestry Commission and the Forest Health Protection unit of the USDA Forest Service cooperate to prevent, detect, suppress and manage this multitude of threats.  The partnership between the two agencies has worked for three decades to maintain and improve the health of Mississippi’s forests. 

Forest Health Protection contributions (dollars) to the Mississippi Forestry Commission Cooperative Forest Health program, cooperative pest suppression projects, and National Forests in Mississippi pest suppression projects, 1998-2001.
 
  

1998

2000

1999

2001

Cooperative Forest Health Program

  

71,148

71,148

71,148

63,849

Cooperative suppression

southern pine beetle

0

0

0

0

National Forests in Mississippi

southern pine beetle

409,000

90,000

100,000

     50,000


 

For additional information, contact:

Mississippi Forestry Commission
301 N Lamar Street
Suite 300
Jackson, MS 39201

(601) 359-1386
email: enebeker@entomology.msstate.edu
http://www.mfc.state.ms.us/

(or)

USDA Forest Service
Forest Health Protection

2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360

(318) 473-7286
email: Alexandria Field Office
http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/foresthealth