Southern Company Partnership Meetings

The NFWF-Southern Company partners meeting is an annual gathering of conservation partners in the southeast from interests including NGOs, government agencies, private industry and educational institutions. The conference highlights current pressing conservation issues and on-the-ground activities and engages the collective expertise assembled to help solve key challenges. Ideas and solutions generated from presentations and discussions are often used by Southern Company, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and others to further develop, implement and enhance key conservation programs. Information including agendas and presentations from specific years is available on the right-side panel.

Meeting Goals

In support of southeastern bird conservation and education and longleaf ecosystem restoration:
  • Increase communication and knowledge sharing
  • Expand public-private cooperation
  • Enhance the partnership programs’ effectiveness in supporting shared priorities and accelerating outcomes

Meeting Objectives

  • Continue to foster individual relationships amongst grantees, agencies, Southern Company and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
  • Showcase progress and influence of Southern Company Power of Flight and Longleaf Stewardship Fund Programs
  • Demonstrate alignment of measurable grant outcomes with diverse public and private objectives
  • Discuss broad economic, political and environmental trends affecting longleaf restoration and southeastern bird conservation and relate them to localized issues and opportunities
  • Identify partnership program benchmarks and ecologically meaningful goals for southeastern bird conservation and longleaf ecosystem restoration priorities