Certified

Brier

Brier is a small suburban city in southwest Snohomish County. It was incorporated in 1965, with the goal of remaining semi-rural in character. It is a family-oriented community and is unique in the urban Seattle region for having farm animals and an active equestrian population. A stated goal of Brier’s city government is that development be “consistent and harmonious” with the original spacious, wooded and semi-rural nature of the area. With the recent construction of large homes and removal of trees and undergrowth, many of Brier’s residents have become concerned with the preservation of their wildlife heritage.

Type : City or Town
Brier, WA 98036
Population: 6400
Certified

Broadlands

Broadlands is a planned community in Loudoun County, Virginia, established in 1995. The entire 1500 acres Broadlands community, is designed to flow around Stream Valley Park, has 150 acres of natural wooded trails, wetlands and wildlife preserves providing natural outdoors and recreation opportunities for people of all ages. Nature focused programs are provided at the lodge-style 5,000 square foot Nature Center.

Type : Neighborhood or HOA
Ashburn, VA 20148
Population: 12313
Registered

Brooklyn Centre

Brooklyn Centre is an older, inner-city neighborhood with good public access to Major Cuyahoga Metro Parks and other green spaces. A dense population of old-growth trees line the residential streets. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is located within the neighborhood, and has helped make residents aware of protecting wildlife and habitat. The annual Brooklyn Centre Garden Tour calls the neighborhood "a small town in the heart of a big city." Brooklyn Centre was registered as a Community Wildlife Habitat in November, 2008.

Type : Neighborhood or HOA
Cleveland, OH 44109
Population: 12400
Certified

Broward County

Broward County stretches from the Everglades in the west to the Atlantic Ocean in the east. Their motto is "Between Sawgrass and Seagrass." NatureScape Broward is a program of the county's Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division. They encourage residents to create "Florida-friendly landscapes that conserve water, protect water quality and create wildlife habitat." Although two thirds of the county remains as unpopulated Everglades, the county is committed to restoring the ecological integrity of the urban corridor as well. Broward County tied with Arlington County to be the first two counties in the nation certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.

Type : County
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Population: 1723000
Registered

Buffalo, NY

BRRAlliance, Inc. is a community base not for profit focused on the northwest part of Buffalo. As we started to plan to certify our small section of Buffalo as a NWF Habitat Community, we realized other partners throughout the city were interested in participating so we decide to get the whole city certified. Buffalo is the second largest city in the state of New York and the county seat of Erie County. It is a major gateway for commerce and travel across Canada and has a history dating back before the 17th Century. Situated on the shores of Lake Erie and along the mighty Niagara River, the natural resources of the city have been a significant factor in it's development as an industrial city, but these have also provided the city with an abundance of wildlife native to the area. On a major bird and butterfly migratory path, Buffalo is a prime candidate to certify as a NWF Habitat Community. With four channels as part of the city's makeup, Buffalo has long been concerned about protecting it's natural resources and the flora and fauna that come with it.

Type : City or Town
Buffalo, NY 14201
Population: 256902
Registered

Burien

Burien just became a city in 1993. In 2011, it annexed part of the North Highline unincorporated part of King County, to add 14,000 residents to the city's population. Burien is a diverse community, with 38 percent of the population made up by minorities. The city prides itself on having a small town flavor that supports neighborhoods, while preserving and enhancing the environment. Burien has 6 miles of Puget Sound shoreline, including popular Seahurst Park. The Salmon Creek Greenbelt is adjacent to the park.

Type : City or Town
Burien, WA 98166
Population: 48000
Registered

Calabasas

The City of Calabasas is the gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in northern Los Angeles County. The city’s name originates from the Spanish word for pumpkin or wild gourd. Calabasas is a leader in environmental stewardship by adopting such ordinances that require mobile car wash businesses to prevent pollutants from entering the storm drain system, banning retail food establishments from using polystyrene in food-packaging materials, and banning single use plastic grocery bags. Calabasas is the first city in the nation to ban smoking in public places. The city has won multiple America in Bloom awards for its beautiful landscaping, environmental efforts, and historic preservation. It is also recognized as one of the top 20 safest cities in California.

Type : City or Town
Calabasas, CA 91302
Population: 24153
Registered

Callahan

The town of Callahan, Florida is located near the Florida and Georgia border in the Northeast most section of the state (20 minutes north of Jacksonville). The town was named for Daniel Callahan, who helped build a railroad here in 1854. The community of 1200 individuals celebrates it’s motto -“crossroads to the future”. The community is composed of over 300 family homes, 100 apartments, six schools and about 60 businesses which the local 4-H club who is spearheading the Callahan Community Wildlife Habitat certification project will work on getting certified over the next three years.

Type : City or Town
Callahan, FL 32011
Population: 1200
Certified

Callawassie Island

Callawassie Island is part of South Carolina's Low Country. It is a sea island, protected from the Atlantic by the larger barrier island, Hilton Head Island. Callawassie Island is a gated community, surrounded by marshes teeming with shorebirds. Inland lagoons are inhabited by American alligators, bald eagles nest in residents' trees and wood storks can be seen on the golf course. The island's Ecology Committee led the efforts for certification and is responsible for many educational and community-wide efforts on behalf of wildlife.

Type : City or Town
Okatie, SC 29909-4255
Population: 800
Certified

Camano Island

As an island in Puget Sound, Camano Island affords breathtaking views of the surrounding waterways, and the Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges. It is a year-round home to commuters and retirees alike, as well a summer home to "snowbirds." The dominant ecosystem is upland coniferous forest. The habitat team certified both of the island's state parks and several of its nature preserves. Although 175 certification points were required, the habitat team insisted on sticking with their original goal of 500 certifications, which they achieved in time for the ceremony. For more information, visit www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.

Type : City or Town
Camano Island, WA 98282
Population: 13347

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