Wildlife Habitat Certification


National Wildlife Federation’s “Garden for Wildlife” Program makes it so easy to encourage people to get out in their own yards and teach children the value of our beautiful plants and the wildlife they support.

Certify your own yard with virtually no effort, get your neighborhood certified and possibly even promote this program across your entire city. It’s easy and their website is full of wonderful information and inspiration.

From the NWF website:

Certify To Show your Commitment to Wildlife!

Anyone can create a welcoming haven for local wildlife. Turning your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside greenspace into a Certified Wildlife Habitat® is fun, easy and makes a big difference for neighborhood wildlife.

How it Helps Wildlife

Every habitat garden is step toward replenishing resources for wildlife locally and along migratory corridors.

Your application processing fee of $20 supports the National Wildlife Federation’s programs to inspire others to make a difference and address declining habitat for bees, butterflies, birds, amphibians and other wildlife nationwide. A portion also supports work for local wildlife in select Affiliate partner states.

By adding pollinator and monarch friendly plants when you certify your wildlife garden with National Wildlife Federation, it also gets counted towards the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge.

Certify your garden today!

It’s Easy

The online application tool will ask you to confirm you’ve provided the required number of elements for each of the following:

  • Food
  • Water
  • Cover
  • Places to Raise Young
  • Sustainable Practices

You will be amazed at the short amount of time your habitat garden will be filled with life, activity and color of bees, birds, butterflies, and other wildlife!

Visit the National Wildlife Federation Online To Get Certified