Community Wildlife Habitat

National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Collin O'mara with Mayor Francis Slay of St Louis announcing the launch of the Mayors' Monarch Pledge in 2015.

How to Issue Wildlife-Friendly Proclamations in Your Community

Wildlife and humans can and should co-exist in sustainable, healthy communities. Community leaders such as mayors, city councilors, county commissioners, and municipal staff across the country are making the connection …

The City of Los Angeles: Leaders in Biodiversity Protection

The National Wildlife Federation is excited to announce that the City of Los Angeles (LA) has registered in its Community Wildlife Habitat program. With Los Angeles’ participation, the City becomes …

A monarch on a flowering swamp milkweed.

Minnetonka, Minnesota Named Monarch Champion

Minnetonka, Minnesota, just a few miles west of Minneapolis, is working hard to help save the imperiled monarch butterfly. Minnetonka Mayor Brad Wiersum took the National Wildlife Federation’s Mayors’ Monarch …

Three monarchs feed on blazing star.

Communities & Wildlife: Year in Review

The National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat™, Trees for Wildlife™, Mayors’ Monarch Pledge™, and Sacred Grounds™ programs partner with cities, towns, municipalities, and places of worship to promote community-driven conservation …

Five Actionable Ways Municipalities Can Support Black, Latinx and Indigenous…

Through the Community Wildlife Habitat and Mayors’ Monarch Pledge programs, municipal officials and other community leaders encourage their constituents to plant with a purpose and foster vibrant habitats for wildlife …

How Toronto is Building a “Pollinator Friendly” City

Maintaining biodiverse ecosystems within cities will continue to be a challenge in the coming decades, and providing quality habitat for pollinators is one of the most impactful actions cities can …

Seven Ways to Build Community and Support Wildlife During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered our lives, leaving many with ongoing uncertainty. What is certain, however, is that now—more than ever—enjoying nature and wildlife is essential to our health and wellbeing. …

Columbia, South Carolina: A Home for Wildlife

The National Wildlife Federation is pleased to announce that Columbia is no longer just the capital of South Carolina. As of October 2019, the city became the largest certified Community …

Native Plant Challenge: Calling All Cities to Plant Native

When cities and communities consider what trees, shrubs and flowers to plant in parks, streetscapes and city landscapes, they primarily think about: Budget Beauty Low-Maintenance Fast Growth Today, however, more …

Making Room for Wildlife in Surprising Places

The National Wildlife Federation is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, a growing suburb of Washington, D.C., and also the very first Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the state of Virginia. I …

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