Technical Guidance and Planning
The MDWFP provides wildlife
management advice to landowners in Mississippi. The Private Lands
Program and the Small Game Program provide technical guidance to
private landowners interested in small game and other wildlife
Small Game Program:
Private Lands Program:
Visit the Private Lands Program
webpage for more information about the PLP and to find
a biologist for your region.
Technical guidance contacts may also
be obtained by calling the MDWFP Jackson Office at (601) 432-2199,
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.
Some of the primary programs available
to assist private landowners with the costs of habitat management
are listed below. Contact a wildlife biologist to assist you in
selecting programs and practices that accomplish your wildlife
management objectives. In many cases, with proper planning,
multiple wildlife objectives and benefits can be acheived with
multiple programs or practices.
Reserve Program - Administered by the USDA - Farm
Service Agency. Row-crop (and in some cases pasture) agricultural
land may be eligible for enrollment in CRP. CRP provides soil
rental, cost-share, and incentive payments.
Quality Incentives Program (and other programs) -
Administered by the USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Agricultural producers and owners of industrial private
forestland and Tribes are eligible to apply for EQIP. Eligible land
includes cropland, rangeland, pastureland, non-industrial private
forestland and other farm or ranch lands. EQIP may
provide cost-share payments for certain wildlife management
Mississippi Partners for Fish and Wildlife
Program - Administered by the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service. A partnership of many agencies, organizations,
and companies working together to conserve fish and wildlife
habitat on private lands in Mississippi. Funding is available to
assist private landowners with some of the costs of upland,
prairie, wetland and bottomland hardwood, and longleaf pine habitat
enhancement or restoration. Contact an MDWFP wildlife biologist
about project opportunities.
Initiative - Administered through a partnership
of multiple agencies and organizations to support the
restoration and management of longleaf pine forests by providing
technical guidance to private landowners in South Mississippi.
Fire on the Forty
Initiative - Administered by the Mississippi
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks and the Foundation for
Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, made possible through
funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish
and Wildlife Program. 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. Visit the webpage for focal counties.