Burn it to improve it with a prescribed burn


Purvis, Mississippi.  Orby and Brenda Wright were honored in January 2010 with the "Outstanding Wildlife Conservationist Award" by the Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts. Some find it hard to believe that "fire" is one of the tools the Wrights use on their property. Farmweek visited the Wrights recently when a "prescribed burn" took place. It actually improves wildlife habitat in the Southern Pine Tree ecosystem.

Video provided by: Farmweek
The Mississippi State University Extension Service
and Mississippi State University

For More Information:
Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, http://www.mswcc.state.ms.us/macd.html
MS Soil and Water Conservation Commission, http://www.mswcc.state.ms.us/
Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council, http://www.msfirecouncil.org/
Lamar County Soil and Water Conservation District, Telephone (601) 794-5600