Florida Backyard Landscapes for Wildlifelast updated: December 2015

The Florida Backyard Landscapes for Wildlife program is an inexpensive program administered by the Florida Wildlife Extension that will help you landscape your property to be more appealing to birds and other wildlife.

For a $5.00 fee, which covers the cost of certification materials, this program includes information on how to design a wildlife refuge in your yard. Using detailed descriptions of your current or planned landscaping, we will provide tips on how to better attract and benefit desired wildlife species in your yard. Upon completion, you will receive a personalized certificate and yard sign in recognition of your concern and efforts to provide food and cover for wildlife. If you own or rent a residential property with at least 10 square yards that can be landscaped for wildlife, you can join the hundreds of Florida residents participating in the Florida Backyard Landscapes for Wildlife program.

This program is being offered through a cooperative agreement between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Wildlife Extension. The Florida Wildlife Extension is part of the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation in the Institute for Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) at the University of Florida.

Click HERE to see if the Florida Backyard Landscapes for Wildlife program is available in your county.

Contact Florida Backyard Landscapes for Wildlife

Florida Wildlife Extension
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences
110 Newins-Ziegler Hall
Gainesville, Florida  32611-0430
Phone: (352) 846-0643


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Alachua County, Florida
  • Brevard County, Florida
  • Columbia County, Florida
  • Duval County, Florida
  • Manatee County, Florida
  • Miami-Dade County, Florida
  • Orange County, Florida
  • Osceola County, Florida
  • Pinellas County, Florida
  • Polk County, Florida
  • Saint Lucie County, Florida
  • Sarasota County, Florida
  • Seminole County, Florida

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