Make your yard a Certified Wildlife Habitat®

Get a certified wildlife habitat.  Just 6 easy steps. 1) Provide food - nectar, fruit, seeds from plants. 2) Supply water - water gardens, bird baths. 3) Create cover - rock piles, evergreens. 4) Provide places to raise young - trees, shrubs. 5) Garden sustainably - reduce chemical use for clean water for people and wildlife. 6) Get certified - click to learn more...
National Wildlife Federation Delmarva Power an Exelon Company SUEZ in Delaware

Delaware Nature Society partners with the National Wildlife Federation to bring the Certified Wildlife Habitat® program to Delaware. The Certified Wildlife Habitat program at Delaware Nature Society is supported in part by Delmarva Power and SUEZ in Delaware.

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Certify your wildlife habitat

You've created a wildlife habitat. Now spread the word and help your community become a Certified Wildlife Community by getting your land certified!

Just follow these simple steps:


To request a free
site visit for advice from a trained Habitat Steward (Delaware residents only), check the box on the application form.


Send the completed application form and payment to us. See form for details.


Print out and complete the application form:

Application for Wildlife Habitat Certification »

Questions? We're happy to help you!

Northern Delaware

Lori Athey
Habitat Outreach Coordinator
Ashland Nature Center

302.239.2334 ext: 142

Southern Delaware

Alice Mohrman
Education Coordinator
Abbott's Mill Nature Center

302.422.0847 ext: 100

Help others create wildlife habitats

Do you love your habitat? Do you wish more people created habitat? Complete our 24 hour Habitat Steward Training course and share your passion with homeowners, schools & local communities.

Learn more about becoming a Habitat Steward volunteer »

Make your community a Certified Wildlife Community

Slaughter Beach Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

Neighborhoods and communities can become certified as National Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat Communities when enough private yards and lands have become Certified Wildlife Habitats. Delaware has already created three Certified Wildlife Communities: Townsend, Newark, and Slaughter Beach!

Now the Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway is in the process of becoming a National Wildlife Federation Certified Habitat Community! We need everybody who owns a home, business, or other land within the byway to apply for Certified Wildlife Habitat status in order to reach our goal. Watch our FaceBook page and other local media for information about upcoming events and activities. This project is a partnership with Delaware Nature Society, National Wildlife Federation, Mt. Cuba Center, Wildbirds Unlimited, Hockessin, and Delaware State Parks' Auburn Heights Preserve.

Certify your schoolyard as a wildlife habitat »
Learn about the Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway »

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