Alabama Power Co-Sponsors Habitat Enhancement Program
Alabama Power, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and local Soil and Water Conservation Districts are sponsoring a project to enhance wildlife habitat along transmission line corridors. The project is called Alabama Wild Power.
Property owners in 18 Alabama counties who have Alabama Power transmission lines crossing their land will be eligible to receive funds for brush removal and plantings that promote, attract, shelter and feed wildlife in the transmission line rights-of-way. Approved applicants will receive a $50 per acre incentive payment. Counties included in the program are Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Chambers, Choctaw, Dale, Dallas, Elmore, Greene, Hale, Houston, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Russell, and Sumter.
Alabama Power will accept electronic applications from May 1 through May 31 from eligible landowners and leaseholders. The program will be administered on a first-come, first-served basis with priority going to new participants. The local district conservationists will be responsible for developing conservation plans with qualified applicants. Alabama Power will verify rights-of-way and issue the incentive payments.
After April 30 applications should be submitted electronically by visiting http://www.alabamapower.com/wildpower . This website also contains the program details. Your local Soil and Water Conservation District office can be reached for additional information. Please see below for local phone numbers.
Alabama Power owns and operates 14 hydroelectric plants in Alabama, providing clean, low-cost energy. Alabama Power provides affordable, reliable electric service to 1.3 million customers in the lower two-thirds of Alabama. Alabama Power is a subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company
Local contacts for Alabama Wild Power Program Natural Resources Conservation Service - District Conservationists Montgomery Elmore David Barrow - Program Leader Pam Mason E-mail -
SOURCE: Alabama Power
Contact: Darya Braggs of Alabama Power, 205-257-4155, or