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 and a place for wildlife to raise their young, you not only help wildlife, but you also qualify to become an official Certified Wildlife Habitat® and join more than 176,000 sites across the country.

Certify Your Wildlife Garden

To certify your yard, you need to provide the following:


Examples of food sources:

  • native plants
  • seeds
  • fruits
  • nuts
  • berries
  • nectar



Examples of water sources:

  • birdbath
  • pond
  • water garden
  • stream


Rabbit rock cover

Examples of cover:

  • thicket
  • roosting box
  • brush pile
  • mature trees


Places to Raise Young

Examples of places to raise young:

  • dense shrubs
  • vegetation
  • nesting box
  • pond


If you don't think your garden is complete, start your registration and we'll inspire you along the way.

Certify Your Wildlife Garden

If you would prefer to download and print your application, please click here.


Benefits of Certifying
  • NW June July 2011 coverFree one-year subscription to National Wildlife magazine
  • Certified Wildlife Habitat CertificatePersonalized Certificate
  • Habitat Online EnewsletterHabitat tips and articles emailed to you in a monthly newsletter
Certify your yard today!
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