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The State of Mississippi is dedicated to the maintenance of its forestlands which make up 65 percent of its total land mass. Seventy percent of that land is privately owned by family farms with more than 3,200 of the properties being Certified Tree Farms, more than in any other state.

The Sustainable Forest Initiative, a non-profit organization within the state, is responsible for maintaining, overseeing, and improving a sustainable forestry certification program. The Initiative provides landowner and logger education, as well as public outreach.

The Importance of Mississippi's Timberland

Through the 20th Century and into the 21st, the size of Mississippi's forestland has been on the rise. The state now has more than 19.8 million acres of forestland, up more than one million since 1992 and over 3.5 million more than in the mid-1930s. The majority of trees are hardwood just slightly over softwood, with some 15 percent a mix of oak and pine.

Mississippi's timber harvest brings in about $1 billion each year. The forestry and related employment represents close to 125,000 jobs in the state.

Topography and Climate

Mississippi is divided between two lowland plains – the Delta area to the east and the Gulf Coastal Plain which covers a large portion of the state to the west. The highest spot is Woodall Mountain at 805' above sea level, located in the state's northeastern corner.

Like much of the rest of the south, it is generally warm and humid here. The state sees about 54 inches of rain each year and occasionally an inch or so of snow may fall during a cold winter, although the temperature generally doesn't reach below the mid-'30s, even in December and January. The summer highs will reach into the 90's.

Public Lands

There are six National Forests comprising 1.2 million acres of the state's total forested lands providing the public a lot of campgrounds, picnic areas, lake boating areas, hiking, fishing, hunting, and more.

The larger lakes are manmade and include Grenada, Sardis, Arkabutla, and Enid. But there is also an abundance of smaller natural lakes, especially along the western border where the course of the Mighty Mississippi once ran. Some of these are on public lands, others on private land.

Private Timberland for Sale

There's a lot of heavily forested timberland for sale in Mississippi. Generally acreage runs from 30 acres to 100, although larger parcels certainly can be found. Depending upon location, logging land can range from $2,000 - $2,500 per acre; higher with development of a cabin or home, or any other buildings. Mississippi timberland has other uses including recreational sports such as fishing and hunting, use of recreational vehicles, or even for grazing some cattle.

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