Certified Natural Areas#
The City of Fort Collins values and will continue to support private natural landscapes that provide habitat for local flora a wildlife. These spaces play an important role in extending land conservation and stewardship goals of the Natural Areas Department, along with many other City initiatives and goals for more resilient landscapes.
While the “certification” process is on hold, we encourage residents to look into these other certification programs: National Wildlife Federation "Certified Wildlife Habitat" https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife/certify, the Audubon's "Habitat Hero" program https://rockies.audubon.org/habitat-hero or the Colorado Native Plant Society’s Certified Native Plant Garden.
We will continue to provide funding assistance for private natural areas through the Nature in the City granting program, which has grants available annually in the fall for the funding in the following year. Visit the Nature in the City website for more information.