Grants to help ensure healthy wildlife are available for residents who own or lease land with electrical or gas transmission lines. Project WINGS (Wildlife Incentives for Nongame and Game Species) is offering grants up to $1,500 to those interested in managing rights-of-way for wildlife.

The project is funded by Georgia Power, Georgia Transmission Corp., Atlanta Gas Light and the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia.

“Along with cash grants, participants also get wildlife management advice to replace tall bushy growth with more wildlife friendly species,” said Sheri Teems, district conservationist. “Project WINGS fits well with our agency’s mission to help people improve and protect the environment.”

Grant applications will be accepted though July 15. To apply for a grant, contact the local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service office at 706-291-5651, ext. 3.