Certifying a Wildlife Habitat Bonnie Brzozowski http://www. nwf .org/
Why a wildlife habitat? <ul><li>Restoring habitats </li></ul><ul><li>An educational tool </li></ul><ul><li>Community build...
Step One: Provide Food <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feeders </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
Step Two: Provide Water <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manmade features </...
Step Three: Create Cover <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a “house” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural features </...
Step Four: Place to Raise Young <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create shelter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural featu...
Step Five: Sustainable Gardening <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mulching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xeriscaping <...
Step Six: Get Certified! Click on “Certify Now”:  http: //tinyurl .com/3uls3eu
Step Six: Get Certified! Contact info, address, name your habitat, make payment
Resources <ul><li>Native and Naturalized Woody Plants of Oregon  - Oregon State University </li></ul><ul><li>Gardening  - ...
Enjoy the beauty! Photo by: Bob Zeller Photo by: John Magee Photo by: wolftale Flickr group:  http://www. flickr . com/gro...
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  1. 1. Certifying a Wildlife Habitat Bonnie Brzozowski http://www. nwf .org/
  2. 2. Why a wildlife habitat? <ul><li>Restoring habitats </li></ul><ul><li>An educational tool </li></ul><ul><li>Community building </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable gardening practices </li></ul><ul><li>Donate </li></ul><ul><li>Goodies! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Step One: Provide Food <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feeders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How much? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Three sources are required </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nectar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Butterfly feeders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bird feeders </li></ul></ul>Provide Food For Wildlife: http: //tinyurl .com/3e4quqk
  4. 4. Step Two: Provide Water <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural features </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manmade features </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How much? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One source </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bird bath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lakes, streams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rain garden </li></ul></ul>Supply Water For Wildlife: http: //tinyurl .com/3lx56ox
  5. 5. Step Three: Create Cover <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a “house” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural features </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How much? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two places to take cover </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ground cover </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dense shrubs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bird house </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toad abode </li></ul></ul>Create Cover For Wildlife: http: //tinyurl .com/3v34fap
  6. 6. Step Four: Place to Raise Young <ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create shelter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural features </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How much? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two places </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nesting box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mature trees </li></ul></ul>Give Wildlife a Place to Raise Their Young: http: //tinyurl .com/3o789tb
  7. 7. Step Five: Sustainable Gardening <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mulching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Xeriscaping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce lawn area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove invasive plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restore native plants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid chemicals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How much? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two of the following: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Soil and water conservation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Controlling exotic species </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organic practices </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Step Six: Get Certified! Click on “Certify Now”: http: //tinyurl .com/3uls3eu
  9. 9. Step Six: Get Certified! Contact info, address, name your habitat, make payment
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li>Native and Naturalized Woody Plants of Oregon - Oregon State University </li></ul><ul><li>Gardening - OSU Extension Services </li></ul><ul><li>Gardening Publications - OSU Extension Services </li></ul><ul><li>Gearing Up For Gardening DVD series </li></ul>
  11. 11. Enjoy the beauty! Photo by: Bob Zeller Photo by: John Magee Photo by: wolftale Flickr group: http://www. flickr . com/groups/wildlifehabitat/pool/
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