Backyard Habitat Certification Program


Come learn about the Backyard Habitat Certification Program and a special pilot project in neighborhoods near the Columbia Slough.  

Since 2009, the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, a joint venture between the Audubon Society of Portland and the Columbia Land Trust, has been creating a greener and healthier region where people and wildlife thrive together.

As a result of the Backyard Habitat Program, our urban area now boasts more than 4,500 backyard habitats; yards where program participants are controlling invasive weeds, planting native species, reducing/eliminating pesticide use, improving their onsite rainwater management, and stewarding wildlife. Cumulatively, these yards span more than 1,100 acres and act as a crucial network of habitat connectivity across an increasingly urbanized landscape.

Upcoming presentations

April 4th7pm : Woodlawn Neighborhood Association – Classic Foods, 817 NE Madrona St.

May 2nd7pm : Concordia Neighborhood Association – McMenamins Kennedy School, Community Room

May 8th7pm : Cully Neighborhood Association – Grace Presbyterian Church, 6025 NE Prescott

For more information about the program or to start the certification process, visit and for more information on the Columbia Slough Project, please contact Micah Meskel, or 971-222-6128


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