American Beauties Native Plants is proud to Support National Wildlife Federation!
About National Wildlife Federation®
National Wildlife Federation is one of America’s leading conservation organizations with over four million members and supporters. Founded in 1936, the mission of NWF is to inspire Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s futures. NWF’s three focus areas include connecting kids & nature, protecting wildlife & habitat and finding solutions to the climate crisis.
Certified Wildlife Habitats™
NWF is committed to volunteer and education programs that connect people to nature and wildlife. By connecting people with nature, NWF hopes to inspire and empower people to take action to conserve and restore wildlife and the natural world.
One way NWF implements this goal is through the Certified Wildlife Habitat™ program. This program teaches people how to make their yards and communities wildlife friendly by providing the four basic elements needed for wildlife survival:
- Food Sources – for example, native plants, seeds, fruits, nuts, berries, nectar
- Water – for example, bird bath, pond, water garden, stream
- Cover – for example, thicket, rockpile, birdhouses
- Places to raise young – for example, dense shrubs, vegetation, nesting box or pond
Whether you have an apartment balcony or a 20-acre farm, you can create a garden that attracts beautiful wildlife and helps restore habitat in commercial and residential areas. By providing each of these elements you are not only helping wildlife, but you also qualify to become an official Certified Wildlife Habitat®. To date, there are over 157,000 Certified Wildlife Habitats Across the country
What are the Benefits of Certifying?
When you certify your yard, you will receive:
- A Personalized Certificate
Display your "wildlife-friendly" certification proudly.
- NWF's National Registry
Have your name listed in NWF’s National Registry of certified habitats.
- NWF Membership
Receive a year's membership. Including six bi-monthly issues of National Wildlife magazine, 10% off NWF catalog merchandise and more!
- Wildlife Online: Habitats Edition
Receive our quarterly e-newsletter of wonderful tips on gardening and attracting wildlife.
- Yard Signs
Be eligible to purchase a yard sign to identify your yard as wildlife-friendly and inspire others to do the same.
In addition, you will find tons of tips, information and inspiration to help you welcome songbirds, hummingbirds, small mammals and butterflies alike.
The American Beauties and National Wildlife Federation Partnership
In 2005, American Beauties Native Plants joined together in partnership to help further the mission of National Wildlife Federation. With the support of American Beauties over $19,000 has been donated to NWF to date! These funds help support NWF’s conservation work all across America.