Forestry meeting held in Hub City

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Sixty-five percent of Mississippi's land is forests, and 70% of that land is owned by private, non-industrial landowners.

Some of those landowners and legislators met Monday at Movie Star Restaurant in Oak Grove to discuss the state of forestry in the Pine Belt, and how our forests provide great recreational opportunities for residents and those looking to visit Mississippi.

Mississippi was the first state in the nation to establish a  tax credit to help landowners with expenses associated with the stewardship of forest land.

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