The North Carolina chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, the N.C. Wildlife Federation and the N.C.Wildlife Resources Commission have developed the Wildlife Friendly Development Certification program. These three groups will continue to work together to educate those interested in the program, implement and evaluate the program, and use program revenue to conserve wildlife.
Since its inception in 1947, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) has been dedicated to the wise-use, conservation, and management of the state's fish and wildlife resources. NCWRC policies and programs are based on scientifically sound resource management, assessment and monitoring, applied research, and public input.
The North Carolina Wildlife Federation (NCWF) is a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization dedicated to the state's wildlife and their habitats. Established in 1945, the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation, works for wildlife conservation, habitat protection, and connecting people to nature. NCWF brings together the concerns of every North Carolinian who loves wildlife and wild places and the many ways to enjoy them. NCWF work is science-based with focus in policy, education and direct hands-on conservation project arenas.
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is the national professional association representing landscape architects. The North Carolina Chapter of ASLA was formed in 1972 and has grown to over 480 members. Landscape architects have a lasting, positive impact on the health, safety and welfare of North Carolinians and our state's most valuable resource - the land. NCASLA promotes the profession of landscape architecture and advances the practice and sustainable design through advocacy, education, communication and fellowship.