Wildlife Diversity Program: Science for Stewardship


Thank you for your interest in becoming recognized as having a Certified Texas Wildscape.
Due to the lack of staff and a current hiring freeze our agency is not currently able process, review, and approve new "Texas Wildscapes" or "Best of Texas Backyard Habitat Certification" applications.
We apologize for this inconvenience.

Please watch our website over the next year for updates on the Texas Wildscapes Certification Program.

Texas Wildscapes is a habitat restoration and conservation plan for rural and urban areas. It enables Texans to contribute to wildlife conservation by developing wildlife habitats where they live, work and play. Through Wildscapes, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department encourages landowners to restore habitat, for birds, insects, reptiles and even small mammals, on their properties. These habitats must still abide by local and county onlinance, but small changes in our landscape can result in significant improvement in wildlife habitat.

Since the actions of one are magnified by repetition, we encourage people who develop a wildlife habitat to have their property certified.The attractive yard sign that can be purchased after certification encourages others in your neighborhood to look at their yards from a wildlife perspective.