Backyard Landscapes for Wildlife

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

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. 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 Backyard Wildlife Habitat 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.

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.

Download and print the application for the Florida Backyard Landscapes for Wildlife Program. Include a check for $10.00 payable to "The Horticulture Fund". Mail the check and the application to:

  • Sally Scalera
    3695 Lake Dr.
    Cocoa, FL 32926-4251

If you have any questions, please contact us.