Olympic Peninsula Conservation Programs

Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary Program

Program level:

State

Land use:

Agriculture, Forest

Provider:

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Benefits provided: 

Marketing/Recognition

Water-focused program: 

No

Get a starter kit and signage for your yard to help your outdoor areas support wildlife.

Overview

Description:

Walk through some simple ways that you can turn your outdoor area into a thriving wildlife habitat. These resources are intended for wildlife gardening in Washington. Wildlife habitat doesn't just benefit wildlife, it can benefit you, too. Native plants are adapted to the natural rainfall in your area, and thus require less maintenance. Plants also help reduce storm runoff and can decrease the impact of the heat island effect on your home.

Eligibility:

Be dedicated to improving the habitat in your backyard.

Financial benefit: 

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Contact information

Contact person: 

Alex Biswas

Organization:

Washington Department of Natural Resources

Phone number: 

360-870-6356

Email: 

Information last updated on November 1, 2021.

Planning Importance

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Landscape Characteristics

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