Benton L. Vanderford

The Mississippi Forestry Commission is proud of its service to the public and its protection of the state’s valuable forest resource. Committed to delivering quality services and assistance to both rural and urban landowners, the Forestry Commission looks forward to the continued privilege of caring for Mississippi’s trees and forests. Serving Mississippi Since 1926.


Our Mission is to provide active leadership in forest protection, forest management, forest inventory and effective forest information distribution, necessary for Mississippi's sustainable forest-based economy.

Contact Benton L. Vanderford

Contact Benton L. Vanderford

Mississippi Forestry Commission
Service Forester
Simpson Tower Site
2355 Highway 49 South
Mendenhall, Mississippi  39114
Phone: (601) 849-2012
Cell Phone: (601) 213-8315
Fax: (601) 849-6093


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Smith County, Mississippi