Welcome to the Wildlife Friendly Development Certification website. Here you will find information about an exciting and new smart-growth collaboration between the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, N.C. Wildlife Federation and the N.C. chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Wildlife Friendly Development Certification includes green building standards aspects that are becoming normal components of building practices in North Carolina and implements strategies outlined in the N.C. Wildlife Action Plan.

This program has the potential to protect critical wildlife habitat while increasing property values and enhancing the quality of life for residents.

The program:

  • Recognizes residential land developers who promote the conservation of wildlife habitat and use environmentally sound construction practices. 
  • Allows homeowners to be confident that by living in a Certified Wildlife Friendly Development they are helping protect imperiled wildlife and their habitats and encouraging sustainable development practices.
  • Benefits wildlife by protecting existing habitats onsite that provide food, water, cover and places to raise young, the four components of suitable wildlife habitat.

Information is updated continually so be sure to check back frequently for more details about this new program