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.

Monday, September 11

MSU Department of Forestry Stakeholder Meetings

MFA initiated a specialty Mississippi license plate that says First in Forestry. At the Mississippi State University Department of Forestry, we want to do our part to continue this tradition of excellence. We support the state’s forestry community by educating students to become natural resource professionals, by providing educational programs to landowners, foresters, and loggers, and by conducting research to advance forest science.

Help us better serve you by joining us at one of the upcoming meetings. Forestry is currently undergoing profound changes at a rapid pace. We are hosting a series of three meetings to solicit ideas from you to help us position our department for the future and to help us prepare our students for this changing forestry world. We would like to hear from a broad spectrum of Mississippi’s forestry community: landowners, foresters, loggers, natural resources professionals, public agencies, and nongovernmental organizations. We want to know which of our activities you find most valuable and to get your ideas on how we can improve and create new activities to help Mississippi forestry.

The meetings will be held from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM with lunch provided. They will be held at the following locations:

MSU Central Research and Extension Center1 Raymond Thursday, Oct. 5

Forrest County Extension Office2 Hattiesburg Wednesday, Oct. 18

Bost Extension Center3 Starkville Thursday, Oct. 19

If you have questions about the individual meetings or need directions, please call the numbers below. If you plan to come help us, please call Brenda Grebner at (662) 325-2949 or e-mail by Oct. 2nd and let us know which meeting you will attend. We need a head count for lunches.

If you have questions about the meeting content, please call Jim Shepard at (662) 325-2781 or e-mail

1) 1320 Seven Springs Road. For directions, call (601) 857-2284.
2) 952 Sullivan Drive, Hattiesburg, MS. For directions, call (601) 545-6083.
3) Extension Drive, MSU campus. For directions, call (662) 325-3150.


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