Fayetteville City staff recommends approval for the Environmental Action Committee to pursue the designation of Fayetteville as the first National V/ildlife Federation Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in the state of Arkansas.
A Community V/ildlife Habitat is a community that provides habitat for wildlife throughout -- in individual backyards, on school grounds and in public areas such as parks, community gardens, places of worship and businesses. The National Wildlife Federation has developed a program that certifies communities that achieve certain criteria including number of properties registered, education initiatives, and specific community
projects. Habitats are certified based on food and water sources available, places for cover, and sustainable gardening practices.
The Environmental Action Committee has adopted a goal of making Fayetteville the first certified community in the state of Arkansas. EAC members will act as the project lead in certification, education, community projects, and other required steps for achieving community certification.
No budget impact.