Habitat Certification is a program designed to recognize and honor you, the GNPS members, for planting, nurturing and protecting native plants in your gardens. With your work, you demonstrate that even a small residential property can can help sustain the native ecosystem—its plants, wildlife, water, soil, and air—a vital contribution to a world that has lost so much. A garden is always a work in progress: it will have its ongoing tasks and its ongoing and unfolding pleasures. We hope to help you appreciate and enjoy the process.
There are three ways to complete the application form: (1) Complete the interactive online form above and submit your information directly to the Certification Committee; (2) Download the Habitat Certification Application, complete, and email the form to the certification committee address located on the last page of the application; (3) Download the Certification Application, print, complete and mail to the address on the last page of the application.
Please include a certiﬁcation program fee of $10 for Bronze and $30 for Silver or Gold, payable to GNPS, along with your completed application. You must be a member of GNPS to participate; if you are interested in certiﬁcation and are not yet a member, all you need to do is join! Be sure to ask about the custom stakes coordinated to match your sign and securely mount into your garden.
Thank you for your interest in the GNPS Habitat Certification program!