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.
For More Information:Mississippi Association of Conservation Districts, http://www.mswcc.state.ms.us/macd.htmlMS 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