Mississippi Forestry Commission eliminates 75 positions

“This one will be testing our limits,” said Charlie Morgan, state forester with the Mississippi Forestry Commission. “There was no fat. We took care of that last year if there was fat then.”

Of the 75 positions cut, roughly 25 are office jobs, Morgan said. The rest are employees who perform “a very robust array of other services,” like consult forest landowners, manage school trust lands and, occasionally, fight fires.

Clarion Ledger