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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Forest Habitat Improvements Planned For John Bell Williams WMA

JACKSON - Approximately 186 acres of bottomland hardwoods on John Bell Williams Wildlife Management Area (JBWMA) are scheduled for thinning during the summer of 2013.  Located in Prentiss County, JBWMA is a 2,930-acre tract of bottomland and upland hardwood forest with some mixed pine-hardwood stands.  

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District (actual landowner), and the Mississippi Forestry Commission have worked together to prepare the designated stand for thinning.  As with most timber harvests, appearances within the stand may look undesirable for a time.  However, benefits of the harvest will begin almost immediately.  The forest habitat improvement thin will increase food and cover for many species of game and non-game wildlife, help promote forest regeneration, improve forest health, and sustain forest growth for future generations.

For more information regarding wildlife management areas in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com/wma or call us at (601) 432-2199. 

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