The National Wildlife Federation

City of Austin Gardens for Wildlife

Indian Blanket, photo by Will Grover
Indian Blanket, photo by Will Grover

Austin is on its way to becoming the largest NWF-certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the country

The City of Austin recently announced its plan to become certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Community Wildlife Habitat. Once certified, Austin will be the largest city in the country and the first in Texas to become certified!

To qualify, Austin needs around 300 new individuals to certify their own backyards as Wildlife Habitats with the National Wildlife Federation. Creating wildlife habitat gardens not only helps local wildlife survive in urban areas but also promotes water conservation, builds healthier communities, and can even mitigate the impacts of climate change. And the program is not limited to homes with yards - you can turn a space as small as an apartment porch into a haven for wildlife.

To learn more about the four elements wildlife need and how you can create a home for wildlife no matter where you live, click here