Mississippi Private Lands Habitat Program

 "Conservation can accomplish its objectives only when it springs from an  impelling conviction on the part of private  landowners."  - Aldo Leopold
Wildlife biologists within the Private Lands Habitat Program (PLHP) provide habitat management advice to private landowners to help them achieve their wildlife management  objectives.  About 80% of Mississippi is privately owned - a tremendous landbase used by many wildlife species. Many landowners want to manage wildlife on their property, but simply do not know where to start. PLHP biologists make site visits with landowners and habitat management recommendations for their specific property. When possible, biologists can help landowners obtain cost-share assistance to conduct management practices. Detailed  management plans may also be developed to help landowners accomplish their objectives. And the best news - biologist assistance is free of charge! 

For more information about the PLHP or to schedule a site visit, contact your regional PLHP biologist:

John Gruchy (North)
(662) 274-1050
Scott Edwards (Central)
(662) 325-7490
Tamara Campbell (South)
(601) 757-0798

Contact Mississippi Private Lands Habitat Program

Contact Mississippi Private Lands Habitat Program

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive
Jackson, Mississippi  39211-6374
Phone: 662-325-7490


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Mississippi