Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce
$1.355 Billion value of production
64,544 Forest-related jobs
$3.3 Billion in income
Forestry accounts for 4% of ALL Jobs
13.1 Billion in forestry and forestry product industry
Forest product manufacturing represents the largest share of total manufacturing GDP in Mississippi at 14.9%
Whether you fly over or drive through Mississippi, you are immediately impressed by the beauty and abundance of our timberlands. With approximately 19.3 million acres of forest land, Mississippi is ranked 3rd in timber producing acres in the Southeastern US.
The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce and Mississippi State University contributed to produce this map.
Downloadable version may be obtained at http://datagateway.nrcs.usda.gov/
Acreage data from the US Forest Service’s Forest Inventory Analysis, and NAFO.
19.3 million acres of forestland
63% covered in forestland