Hurricane Katrina Forest Recovery

As we work together to tackle the historic challenge that Hurricane Katrina has presented to the forestry communities of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, we hope that this blog will be a valuable resource and tool.

Tuesday, October 25

MS National Forest Timber Salvage Meeting Called by Mississippi Public Lands Council

The Mississippi Public Lands Council has scheduled a meeting with the U.S. Forest Service for Friday morning, October 28, 2005 to discuss progress being made on Hurricane Katrina Salvage. The meeting will be held in the main auditorium at Lowery Woodall Advanced Technology Center on the Hattiesburg Campus of the Pearl River Community College, located at 906 Sullivan Drive, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

This is located near the Forrest County multi-purpose building off Highway 49, South. The meeting will begin at 10:00 AM and end by noon.The Forest Service has an incident command team stationed at Hattiesburg that is working on getting sales prepared and advertised. At this meeting we hope to have details on the locations and status of sales to be sold on the Chickasawhay, DeSoto, Bienville, and Homochitto Districts, as well as when we may expect to start receiving advertisements.

It is very important that MPLC members attend this meeting. Those planning to attend should phone Gene Sirmon at the number below.

Gene A. Sirmon
Mississippi Public Lands Council
P.O. Box 1033
Pelahatchie, Mississippi


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