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.

Swallowtail and CWH Sign, photo by Bernadette Banville

It’s Easy

Use the certification application to confirm your commitment. The tool will ask you to provide a required number of specific elements for each of the following habitat essentials:

See satisfying results soon! 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!


  • When you certify you will become a member of NWF’s Garden for Wildlife community and receive the following benefits!
  • Personalized certificate
  • Subscription to our e-newsletter, Garden for Wildlife
  • A one-year membership in the National Wildlife Federation and subscription to National Wildlife® Magazine
  • 10% off the National Wildlife Federation Catalog merchandise, including nesting boxes, feeders, birdbaths and other items to enhance your wildlife garden
  • Exclusive option to purchase attractive garden signs designating your garden as a Certified Wildlife Habitat® with the National Wildlife Federation


Already Certified Your Garden? Find the right sign to recognize your property as an official Certified Wildlife Habitat® and help educate others on the key elements of habitat.