Backyard Habitat Certification Program

Project Info

Project Description

What is the Backyard Habitat Certification Program?

The Backyard Habitat Certification Program is a regional program that provides support and incentives for residents who seek to restore native habitat to their backyards. We help people create yards that are healthy for people, wildlife, and the planet.

The program is offered to private residences (under one acre), as well as to schools, community groups, public institutions, and businesses. For $35, a Habitat Technician will visit the participant’s yard to identify noxious weeds and suggest beneficial native plants and other features that will attract and support birds and other wildlife. Recommendations are tailored to each participant’s yard and interests. Participants also receive other perks such as discounted prices on native plants, coupons to local garden centers, follow-up technical assistance, and certification signs to display in their yard.

The Clark County expansion of Backyard Habitat Program is facilitated by the Watershed Alliance, in collaboration with the Portland Audubon and Columbia Land Trust.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact our Backyard Habitat Program Coordinator at backyardhabitat@thewatershedalliance.org.

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