Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council

The mission of the Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council is to partner all entities with a vested interest in prescribed fire to increase occurrence of burning on public and private lands to restore ecological function, enhance wildlife and plant communities, and reduce hazardous forest or grassland fuel loads. The Council will encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and advance public understanding of the importance and benefits of prescribed fire. 

Coordinated partnership of federal, state and private stakeholders who agency or individual interests require use of prescribed fire to achieve specific natural resources management goals. 

The Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council brings natural resource professionals, land managers, and others involved with prescribed fire into a focused group to:

  • Promote public awareness about the value and benefits of prescribed fire
  • Protect the ability to use prescribed fire as a management tool
  • Develop expertise in prescribed fire by sharing technical and ecological information
  • Promote safety, training, and research in the art and science of prescribed fire
  • Review prescribed fire practices, regulations, and policy and suggest improvements
  • Promote and facilitate an increase in the number of acres burned annually by prescribed fire in Mississippi

Contact Mississippi Prescribed Fire Council

Russ Walsh
Hattiesburg, Mississippi  39401
Phone: 601-408-3399


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Mississippi

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