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Guide to Passing Wildlife-Friendly Property Maintenance Ordinances

Guide to Passing Wildlife-Friendly Property Maintenance Ordinances

Transform local landscaping practices and you can empower any individual or organization to participate in the expansion of wildlifefriendly habitat where they live, work, play, and worship.

This guide is for mayors, heads of local and tribal governments, municipal staff, homeowners’ associations, and others who want to promote the expansion of wildlife- friendly habitats in their communities. It provides case studies of cities that revised their property maintenance ordinances to incentivize homeowners and other landowners to transform their land into wildlife habitats. This guide will also provide model ordinances and policies that can be adopted by any municipality across the country.

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More than one-third of U.S. fish and wildlife species are at risk of extinction in the coming decades. The National Wildlife Federation is on the ground in seven regions across the country, collaborating with 53 state and territory affiliates to reverse the crisis and ensure wildlife thrive.

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