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How To Get Certified

​​  NatureScape Map March 2020

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You can create a NatureScape Broward landscape in two ways:

1. Certify through the National Wildlife Federation

2. Complete the FFL Official Home Landscape Recognition (UF/IFAS Florida Yards & Neighborhoods program.)

Once you complete either program, your NatureScape will be added to this map.

National Wildlife Federation

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National Wildlife Federation (NWF) has been helping people nurture wildlife for over 75 years. A sustainable garden that helps wildlife is created by providing the four basic components of habitat. Certify your balcony container garden, home, business or schoolyard directly online at
NWF Garden For Wildlife - Schools are free to certify!

Community Wildlife Habitat®

A Community Wildlife Habitat® is a community that provides habitat for wildlife in cities, towns, neighborhoods and counties. The following municipalities (green on the map) are certified Community Wildlife Habitats:

Coconut Creek, Cooper City, Coral Springs, Town of Davie, Hollywood, Lighthouse Point, Oakland Park, Parkland, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Wilton Manors, Fort Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, Town of Southwest Ranches and Sunrise.

The following municipalities (blue on the map) are registered Community Wildlife Habitats and are working to complete their goals:

Deerfield Beach, Hallandale Beach, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, North Lauderdale, Miramar, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea and Margate.


Broward County, certified in 2005, encourages all of its municipalities to become certified Community Wildlife Habitats. 

Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program

Florida Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN) Homeowner Program provides resources and education for homeowners who want to design, install and maintain healthy landscapes.  

View these titles below for landscape designs, plant lists for each region of the state and the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles.

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to Plant Selection & Landscape Design (pdf)

Other Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Publications

The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook (pdf)

FFL Official Home Landscape Recognition Checklist (pdf)

To request a site visit from a volunteer Master Gardener Yard Advisor, contact NatureScape Broward:
Phone: (954) 519-0317
115 N Andrews Avenue Room 329H
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Resources for Industry Audiences

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ for Community Associations

The FYN Builder and Developer Program

Green Industry Best Management Practices (GI-BMP)