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  • Katrina 2005-2015
  • Katrina 2005-2015
  • Land

    Mississippi's forests offer bountiful wildlife habitats, provide beautiful areas for outdoor recreation and even create jobs.

    Mississippi Power oversees 1,600 miles and 27,000 acres of transmission rights-of-way corridors in southeast Mississippi and we take pride in being good stewards of this property.

    We use Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM) — a program that reduces the need for pesticides, promotes healthy ecosystems and can increase natural species diversity.

    IVM techniques promote lush and stable native shrubs and grasses that don't interfere with overhead power lines or hamper maintenance access. It can transform a fragmented landscape into a wildlife-friendly corridor and safe haven for protected plants and animals.

    During construction of the Kemper County energy facility, we consulted with the National Wildlife Turkey Federation, Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and Natural Resources Conservation Service to determine the ideal seed mix to create a thriving habitat to draw wildlife and non-wildlife to the area.

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    Longleaf Stewardship Fund

    Healthy longleaf forests improve water quality and provide critical habitat for hundreds of species like the bobwhite quail, wild turkey, red-cockaded woodpecker, and gopher tortoise. We have partnered with the DeSoto National Forest, The Nature Conservancy, and have taken steps within the company to help restore and protect these vital habitats.

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