Prescribed Burning Program Accepting Applications
Prescribed Burning Program Accepting Applications
11/8/2022 4:24:32 PM

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks is continuing its partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, Wildlife Mississippi, The Nature Conservancy, Southern Company, and the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide cost-share for prescribed burning on private lands. Since its inception in 2011, the “Fire on the Forty” program has provided cost-share funding for prescribed burning on more than 80,000 acres.  


Prescribed fire is a very important tool for forest and wildlife management.  As part of the “Fire on the Forty” initiative, the partnership will reimburse projects in selected focal counties up to 50 percent of costs for implementing and performing a prescribed burn.  For the 2022 cycle, these focal counties include Amite, Pike, Walthall, Jefferson Davis, Covington, Marion, Lamar, Pearl River, and Forest. For more information or to view a map of focal areas for the Fire on the Forty Initiative, visit   


Landowners must submit an application for entry into the program prior to November 30 to be considered for this year’s funding.  All applications will be competitively ranked based on potential habitat benefits for wildlife. To apply, please follow this link Fire on the Forty.   


For more information regarding wildlife management on private lands, visit our website at, email, or call us at 601-432-2199. Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at  



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