Mississippi Forestry Foundation
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The Mississippi Forestry Foundation is a nonprofit, nonstock corporation established in 1964 by MFA to promote and carry out educational, literary, scientific, and charitable programs to better conserve, develop, and protect the forest and related natural resources of Mississippi for the best interest of this and future generations.  Several of the programs sponsored by the Foundation include Project Learning Tree, Teachers Conservation Workshop, and other Youth Forestry Programs. 

The MFF's scholarship is an annual scholarship that is limited to juniors and seniors in any major at the College of Forest Resources. Applicants also submit two letters of recommendation to confirm active participation in extracurricular school and community activities.


The Mississippi Forestry Foundation sponsors special projects such a Towering Treasures, a special forestry exhibit at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in Jackson. The Foundation also promotes statewide forest fire protection through a reward program for the arrest and conviction of timberland arsonists.

To make a donation online, please visit our Donate Now page.

The Foundation has published two Mississippi forest history books,  Mississippi Forests and Forestry by Dr. James Fickle and Timber: A Photographic History of Mississippi Forestry, a collection of images.  Please visit our Online Store to purchase these books.



Forest Fire Reward

MFA pays a $500 reward to persons providing information leading to arrest and conviction of felons setting woods fires. MFA works closely with the Mississippi Forestry Commission and law enforcement officials, and our county forestry association affiliates.

For information about the local CFAs, contact your local MSU Extension Service Directors.

The Mississippi Forestry Commission provides forestry information and assistance through their foresters and offices statewide.