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Create Your Own Native Landscape

If you’re ready to start creating your own native plant landscape, use this quick step-by-step guide with links to the information you will need along the way.  Follow these steps and you will be on your way to having a landscape that will be friendly to wildlife and that you can enjoy for years to come.

For a more detailed description and explanation of each step of this process, go to How To Go Native on this web site. 

Each step has a worksheet to help you keep track of your progress.  Just click on the WORKSHEET link for each step to get a printable worksheet to fill out.

Much of the information from this website is available in hard copy in the three publications entitled Managing Backyards and Other Urban Habitats for Birds, Butterflies in Your Backyard, and Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants.

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