Certify Your Wildlife Garden
Whether you have an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, you can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and helps restore habitat in commercial and residential areas.
By providing food, water, cover, a place for wildlife to raise their young, in a healthy habitat, you not only help wildlife, but you also qualify to become an official Certified Wildlife Habitat® joining an active community of over 400,000 wildlife gardeners across the country.
Certification is recognition from National Wildlife Federation for all of the hard work you've done to help the birds, butterflies and other backyard wildlife. Your certification also counts toward meeting the goals of the Million Garden Challenge for Pollinators. You are making a difference!
To certify your yard, you need to provide the following:
Examples of food sources:
- native plants
Examples of water sources:
- water garden
Examples of cover:
- roosting box
- brush pile
- mature trees
Examples of places to raise young:
- dense shrubs
- nesting box
Examples of sustainable gardening:
- Use of native plants
- No or limited use of chemicals
If you don't think your garden is complete, start your registration and we'll inspire you along the way.
If you would prefer to download and print your application, please click here.