Posts Tagged ‘forest’

MSU researchers create new forest inventory system

STARKVILLE — Researchers at Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center have created the Mississippi Forest Monitoring and Information System, a forest inventory and information system that combines satellite remote sensing data and ground surveys. It is the first time forest-related satellite data and ground measurements have been combined on such a large scale […] [...]

County suing wood pellet company for breach of contract

MAGNOLIA — An Aug. 13 trial date has been set in U.S. District Court in Jackson in a breach-of-contract lawsuit by Pike County against a wood pellet company that never built a promised mill. The Enterprise-Journal reports Indeck Energy Services of Buffalo Grove, Ill., bought land from Pike County in 2008 with plans to build […] [...]

Molpus Woodlands, Boston firm purchase nearly 2M acres in four states

JACKSON — The Hancock Timber Resource Group of Boston and Jackson-based Molpus Woodlands Group have purchased the 1.88 million acre timberland portfolio of Forest Capital Partners, the companies report. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Hancock Timber is acquiring 376,000 acres in Louisiana, 573,000 acres in Oregon, 138,000 acres in Idaho and 264,000 acres […] [...]

Foresters warn landowners of spread of Southern pine beetles

by Associated Press Published: July 9,2012

Tags: agriculture, beetle, forest, forester, forestry, habitat, insect, lumber, pest, timber, tree, wood

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Southern pine beetle populations are on the rise in southwest Mississippi, and foresters are warning of a potential outbreak and urging landowners to be on the lookout for the tree-killing pests. The Mississippi Forestry Commission says populations of the borer beetles that attack and kill live trees are increasing in the area […] [...]

Timber Products expanding its operations in Corinth

CORINTH — Timber Products Company, manufacturer of various wood products, is expanding operations at its hardwood plywood facility in Corinth by adding a clear ultraviolet plywood finishing process at the plant. The project represents a company investment of $350,000 and will create up to four new jobs and help retain the company’s 50 current employees, […] [...]

Court upholds firing of forester who opposed state logging plan

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the firing of a Franklin County forester who opposed a logging plan pushed by the state. The decision overturned a 2010 order by Franklin County judge who found the Mississippi Forestry Commission’s firing of Stephen Oglesby was wrong. According to court records, Oglesby was at […] [...]

IP cleared to build landfill by supervisors

by Associated Press Published: October 26,2011

Tags: county government, forest, forestry, landfills, manufacturing, paper, solid waste, timber, trees, waste, wood

REDWOOD — International Paper can build an 18-acre landfill on its property on Mississippi Highway 3 in Redwood after Warren County officials amended local solid waste rules. The decision by county supervisors came this week after the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality said there was no provision in the county’s solid waste plan for a […] [...]

Buying the farm … and more

by Wally Northway Published: August 14,2011

Tags: Equity Partners Inc, forest, Forest Packing, Lady Forest Farms, Mississippi, poultry

A small Central Mississippi community is pushing to get an idled poultry operation up and running again, looking to recoup hundreds of jobs that were lost when it declared bankruptcy. Now, Equity Partners Inc. has the challenge of not only finding a buyer for the sprawling poultry complex in Forest that includes the assets of […] [...]

Forest Service commits to help with post-flood recovery

WEST MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will be among the federal agencies ready to help address flood cleanup and recovery needs in Mississippi. That is the word Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) says he has received from the agency. Cochran addressed the historic flooding situation in Mississippi during a Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee hearing […] [...]

Scientists take aim at destructive beetle

by Wally Northway Published: March 17,2010

Tags: beetle, forest, MSU, pest

STARKVILLE — A new program at Mississippi State University (MSU) is looking at new ways to stop a pest that kills an estimated 12 million cubic feet of the state’s pine forest annually. Research efforts usually focus on early-detection methods and control mechanisms for the southern pine beetle. But MSU experts believe preventive measures will […] [...]

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