In addition to providing food, water, and cover, a Humane Backyard gives wildlife a safe haven from harmful pesticides and chemicals, free-roaming pets, inhumane practices (such as wildlife trapping), and other dangers in our human-dominated world. Whether you have an apartment balcony, suburban yard, corporate property, place of worship, or community park, you can turn it into a habitat for wildlife, people, and pets.
America's addiction to the conventional lawn is threatening the survival of our wildlife. Gardeners from Maryland to Florida to California are showing us a better way.Read their stories
Humane Backyard Resources
Pledge to create a Humane Backyard and receive a sign to display in your yard, park, place of worship, etc. Sign the pledge
Check out five reasons to turn your outdoor space into a habitat for wildlife. See the reasons
Learn more on how to enjoy your wild neighbors in urban and suburban habitats. Browse the resources