Wildlife Austin promotes the creation and conservation of wildlife habitats through community-wide collaboration and public education, and helps bridge existing city initiatives that encourage a well balanced and healthy urban environment for people and wildlife. Austin has a long track record of being dedicated to preserving and enhancing our environment. All of us have an important role to play! We all can make a profound contribution to keep Austin wild!


Features: Living in a WUI: Firewise Landscaping in Wildlife Habitats, In Season Recipe, Fall Habitat and Urban Forest Steward Training. View archived newsletters.

Program History

In March 2007, the City of Austin passed a council resolution to obtainNational Wildlife Federation (NWF) community level certification. On March 12, 2009 Austin realized that goal and was recognized as a certified community during the Community Wildlife Habitat Certification Ceremony. To date, the City of Austin has 2,154 certified wildlife habitats and the number is steadily increasing. You can be part of that momentum!Wildlife Austin has a certain number of prepaid applications to help you get certified!  They are given out first come, first serve.  Please e-mail us with your mailing address if you are interested.

The Community Wildlife Habitat project is part of the National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program. These projects benefit the entire community through education, outreach and promoting the use of native plants and landscaping to develop natural habitats that attract wildlife and birds, use little or no fertilizer and require modest watering.

Please click on these links to view a map of All Certified Habitats and 2014 Certified Habitats. Our City continues to demonstrate national leadership with our continued commitment to Keeping Austin Wild!

One of Austin's multiple parks


Council Resolutions Related to Wildlife Austin Work

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