The Power of Flight program is the largest public/private funding effort for bird conservation in the South. Grants in the Power of Flight program were awarded to:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Forest Service to accelerate translocation efforts for the red-cockaded woodpecker. Funds will be used to support a biologist on the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida to monitor potential donor clusters for increasing the number of woodpecker offspring available for translocation each year.
Quail Unlimited for 10 habitat restoration projects across the Southeast. The grant is helping to implement the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative by improving habitat on more than 17,000 acres.
Georgia Wildlife Federation to expand the group's Schoolyard Habitats Program to 55 urban counties in Georgia. The program instructs students, parents, teachers and community leaders about the value of schoolyards as green space and wildlife habitat.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in recognition of the National Wildlife Refuge Centennial being celebrated in 2003. Funding is being given to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia and to help restore about 350 acres of tidal freshwater wetlands.
The Nature Conservancy to restore 500 acres of wet pine savanna in the Mississippi Sandhill Crane/Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuges.