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Mississippi

Mississippi Profile of State Programs and Policy Framework

Highlighted Local Programs

Mississippi

Highlighted State Programs

Mississippi

State Policy Framework

Mississippi

Disclaimer

To avoid double counting acres where multiple programs contributed to the acquisition of a single parcel, the acreage is only aggregated under the program that provided the majority of funding. For example, if the table below displays a dollar amount greater than $0 for a given year but shows 0 acres, the program was not the primary contributor for any parcels in that year. As a result, a prolific program may show very low acreage figures on this page. To see customized program information please visit the map viewer tab or contact the Conservation Almanac Team.

Highlighted Local Programs

No local conservation finance measures have been approved by voters in Mississippi. For more information, visit LandVote.org .

Highlighted State Programs

Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Fund

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks administers the Wildlife Heritage Fund. Monies in this fund are dedicated for land acquisition and come from the sale of conservation vehicle license plates and from every non-resident hunting license sold. The agency can use other funding sources such as hunting and fishing license revenues and program income (timber sales, farm leases) for land acquisition, but these revenue sources are not solely dedicated for land acquisition.

YearAcresDollars
2012 3,590.8 $9,875,250
2011 40.0 $94,488
2010 1,178.0 $2,773,337
2007 320.0 $679,471
2006 3,024.3 $6,371,586
2005 96.9 $144,090
2003 478.0 $770,621
2002 1,140.0 $1,449,703
2001 6,028.1 $947,380
2000 414.0 $513,158
1998 5,391.0 $4,755,109
Total21,701.1 $28,374,195

Mississippi Tidelands Trust Fund

The Department of Marine Resources administers The Tidelands Trust Fund, which contains funds derived from the lease of tidelands and submerged lands.* Funds may be used to cover administrative cost, lost property taxes, and also includes the acquisition or enhancement of public access areas to the public trust tidelands or public improvement projects.**

*Title 29, Section 15; of the Mississippi Code of 1972 state the guidelines for administering the fund
**Due to Hurricane Katrina many of the files detailing tidelands land acquisition were lost. Thus, our almanac figures only reflect two of the major purchases between 1998 and 2005.

YearAcresDollars
2013 0.0 $528,155
2012 26.0 $26,000
2011 352.4 $222,442
2010 393.2 $163,000
2008 466.0 $1,367,148
2007 75.0 $20,757
2006 110.0 $40,004
2003 2,232.4 $2,204,460
2002 448.4 $229,542
2001 2,028.0 $866,774
2000 1,055.0 $644,200
1999 968.0 $274,268
Total8,154.4 $6,586,750

State Policy Framework

Substantial State Investment

Enable Local Financing

State Incentive for Local Land Conservation

Public-Private Partnerships

Conservation Tax Credits

Federal Partnerships

Some data was not provided on a yearly basis, but rather as an aggregate figure. In this case we have distributed total acres acquired and/or dollars spent evenly by year.