“Fire on the Forty” program

Focal Landscape: Gulf Flatwoods

Location: Private lands in south Mississippi

Cost estimate of completed project: $40,000; NWTF contribution: $10,000

Overview: The “Fire on the Forty” program is an endeavor to promote use of prescribed fire across Mississippi through educational outreach and cost-sharing with private landowners. This program is offered yearly in select counties across the state based on need.

Description of work:

  • Assist private landowners with prescribed fire                                            
  • Conduct educational workshops about prescribed fire                                                 
  • Provide cost-share assistance to private landowners for prescribed fire application

Species targeted: wildlife helped by early successional habitat, including wild turkeys

Partners: USDA Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; Mississippi Forestry Commission; Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks; Mississippi State University; Wildlife Mississippi; Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks

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