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Although prescribed fire is a very important tool for forest and wildlife management, many private landowners are reluctant to use fire due to cost and liability concerns associated with burning. As part of the "Fire on the Forty" initiative, landowners may be reimbursed on funded projects in selected focal counties for 50% of costs for implementing and conducting prescribed fire up to a maximum of $12.50 per acre.  Focal counties include Prentiss, Monroe, Lowndes, and Noxubee in north Mississippi, and Amite, Pike, Walthall, Marion, Lamar, and Pearl River in south Mississippi.

Landowners must submit an application for entry into the program. All applications will be
competitively ranked based on potential habitat benefits and will be selected for funding by the Mississippi Partners for Fish and Wildlife. Download Application.

The "Fire on the Forty Program was made possible through funding from the US Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program. The program is administered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Foundation for Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.