The Community Wildlife Project, an initiative of the
Nongame Conservation Section and the Garden Club
of Georgia, seeks to:
- Enhance native nongame animal and plant populations and their habitats in urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the state.
- Foster wildlife conservation stewardship and education in Georgia communities.
- Promote respect and appreciation of wildlife in combination with community beautification.
- Improve the quality of life for Georgians living in these communities.
More than 750 communities have been awarded full
certification, with more than 600 in various stages of
completing certification standards. Since 2005, the new
Backyard Wildlife Certification survey has added about
2,500 certified backyards, 500 of which were certified
with two or more adjoining neighbor’s backyards to
attain a Neighborhood Backyard Certification.
In summer 2013, a new certification application
was created. The Hummingbird Haven Certification
centers on attracting hummingbirds to yards.
Participants do not have to be a member of the Garden Club of Georgia.
Application forms and more details available here.