Landscape for Wildlife By Region

Here you will find regional landscaping for wildlife guides and documents. They are mostly from universities, extension services, cities or other organizations and are tailored for specific regions and their wildlife. If you have a  resource that’s not listed, please send it to me by using the contact form (also found in the pages drop down menu) and I will gladly add it.

You can find plants lists for wildlife, many which accompany these documents under ‘Regional Plant Lists‘.

All Regions
Alabama

Butterfly Gardens:: Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard:: Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Wildlife Plantings and Practices:: Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Building Shelter for Wildlife:: Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Alaska

Landscaping for Wildlife in Alaska:: Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Arizona

Landscaping for Desert Wildlife:: Arizona Game and Fish Department

The Wildlife Friendly Garden:: Arizona Game and Fish Department

Where do Lizards Lounge? A guide to creating backyard habitat for lizards (PDF):: Arizona Native Plant Society

Landscaping for Wildlife-Habitat Elements (PDF):: Arizona Cooperative Extension Yavapai County

Create Your Own Habitat:: Tuscon’s Urban Wildlife Walk

There’s a Hole in the Habitat: Design Guidelines:: University of Arizona School of Landscape Architecture

Butterfly Gardening:: Desert Connections

Gardening to Attract Birds (PDF):: Desert Connections

Schoolyard Habitat Design (PDF):: School of Landscape Architecture, University of Arizona

Wildlife Habitat 101 (PDF):: Arizona Cooperative Extension

Arkansas

Backyard Habitat:: University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Services

Landscaping for Wildlife: A Guide to the Southern Great Plains (Book)

Colorado

Attracting Butterflies to the Garden (PDF):: Colorado State University Extension

Colorado Wildscapes (Book):: Audubon Colorado

Cultivate a Butterfly Garden:: Colorado Master Gardener

Grow a Butterfly Friendly Garden:: Colorado Master Gardener

Invite Birds to Your Garden:: Colorado Master Gardener

Growing Plants to Attract Beneficial Insects:: Colorado Master Gardener

Landscaping for Wildlife: A Guide to the Southern Great Plains (Book)

Connecticut

Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Rejuvenating Old Apple Trees (PDF):: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Brush Piles for Wildlife (PDF):: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Mast for Wildlife (PDF):: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Snags for Wildlife (PDF):: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Openings for Wildlife (PDF):: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Enhancing Your Backyard Habitat for Wildlife (Book):: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Butterfly Garden:: New England Wild Flower Society

Delaware
Florida

Butterfly Gardening in Florida (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Getting Started in Butterfly Gardening (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Community Butterflyscaping: How to have a large-scale butterfly habitat (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Hummingbirds of Florida (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Landscaping for Wildlife:: Living Green, University of Florida IFAS Extension

Landscaping for Wildlife (Video):: Living Green, University of Florida IFAS Extension

Backyard Habitat Ponds (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Creating Wildlife Habitat with Native Florida Freshwater Wetland Plants (PDF):: University of Florida IFAS Extension

Landscaping for Florida’s Wildlife: Re-creating Native Ecosystems in Your Yard (Book)

Florida Butterfly Gardening: A Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Butterflies (Book)

Your Florida Guide to Butterfly Gardening: A Guide for the Deep South (Book)

Georgia

Butterfly Gardens:: UGA Center for Urban Agriculture

Beyond Butterflies: Gardening for Native Pollinators (PDF):: University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

Creating Backyard Wildlife Habitat (PDF):: Zoo Atlanta

Backyard Butterflies (PDF):: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Georgia Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat Planning Guide (PDF):: Georgia Wildlife Federation

Idaho

Backyards for Wildlife (PDF):: Idaho Fish and Game

Kentucky

A Guide to Urban Habitat Conservation Planning (PDF):: University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

How to Make Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Creating Urban Stormwater Control Ponds for Water Quality and Wildlife Habitat (PDF):: University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Hummingbirds: An Attractive Asset to Your Garden (PDF):: University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Attracting Butterflies with Native Plants (PDF):: University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service

Pocket Field Guide – Landscaping for Wildlife: The Butterfly Garden (PDF):: Louisville Water Company

Louisiana

Landscaping for Wildlife:: DEQ Louisiana

Butterfly Gardens:: DEQ Louisiana

Butterfly Gardening for Louisianians (PDF):: LSU Ag Center Research & Extension

Landscapes for Wildlife:: LSU Ag Center Research & Extension

Landscaping for Wildlife: A Guide to the Southern Great Plains (Book)

Maine

Landscaping for Butterflies in Maine (PDF):: University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Beneficial Insects and Spiders in Your Main Backyard (PDF):: University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Understanding Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and Enhancing Their Habitat in Maine (PDF):: University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Understanding Native Bees, the Great Pollinators: Enhancing Their Habitat in Maine (PDF):: University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Butterfly Garden:: New England Wild Flower Society

Maryland

Gardening for Butterflies (PDF):: Brookside Gardens

Landscaping to Attract Birds:: Baltimore Bird Club

Maryland’s Wild Acres Program:: Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Massachusetts

Landscaping for Birds:: Mass Audubon

Guidelines for the Certification of Vernal Pool Habitat (PDF):: Division of Fisheries & Wildlife Massachusetts

Butterfly Garden:: New England Wild Flower Society

Mississippi

Mississippi Recreational Gardens: Establishing a Backyard Wildlife Habitat (PDF):: Mississippi State University Extension Service

Attracting Birds to Mississippi Gardens:: Mississippi State University Extension Service

Attracting Butterflies to Mississippi Gardens:: Mississippi State University Extension Service

Attracting Hummingbirds to Mississippi Gardens:: Mississippi State University Extension Service

Montana

Welcoming Wildlife to Your Backyard:: Montanta Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Building With Wildlife: A guide to conservation-oriented development (PDF):: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

A Landowners Guide to Wildlife Friendly Fences (PDF):: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks

Nebraska
New Hampshire

Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension

Butterfly Garden:: New England Wild Flower Society

New Jersey

Landscaping to Create Backyard Bird Habitat:: Rutgers Cooperative Extension

How to Create a Butterfly and Hummingbird Garden:: New Jersey Audubon

Landscaping for Wildlife (PDF):: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

Landscaping for Wildlife – Brush Piles (PDF):: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

Landscaping for Wildlife – Forests (PDF):: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

Landscaping for Wildlife – Shrubs (PDF):: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

Landscaping for Wildlife – Wildflowers (PDF):: Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey

New Mexico

Landscaping for Wildlife: A Guide to the Southern Great Plains (Book)

Basics for Creating a Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat (PDF):: Southwest Center for Education and the Natural Environment

New York

Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: The New York Botanical Garden

Butterfly Gardening in the Fall:: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Designing a Hummingbird Garden: 15 Ways to Keep Them Coming:: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Twelve Ways to Design a Bird-friendly Garden:: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

North Carolina

Going Native: Urban Landscaping for Wildlife With Native Plants:: NC State Cooperative Extension

Managing Backyards and Other Urban Habitats for Birds (PDF):: NC State Cooperative Extension

Reptiles and Amphibians in your backyard (PDF):: North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Butterflies in Your Backyard (PDF):: NC State Cooperative Extension

Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants (PDF):: NC State University Extension Service

Working with Wildlife: Herbaceous Plants for Wildlife (PDF):: Stewardship Forest

Working with Wildlife: Bats (PDF):: Stewardship Forest

Working with Wildlife: Hummingbirds & Butterflies (PDF):: Stewardship Forest

Working with Wildlife: Pools for Amphibians (PDF):: Stewardship Forest

Working with Wildlife: Snags and Downed Logs (PDF):: Stewardship Forest

Working with Wildlife: Songbirds (PDF):: Stewardship Forest

Working with Wildlife: Low Cost Habitat Improvements (PDF):: Stewardship Forest

Ohio

Backyard Enhancement for Wildlife (PDF):: Ohio State University Extension

Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: Ohio State University Extension

Considering Wildlife in Golf Course Management (PDF):: Ohio State University Extension

Shelterbelts for Wildlife:: Ohio State University Extension

Dead Trees as Resources for Forest Wildlife (PDF):: Ohio State University Extension

Habitats for Learning: A planning guide for using and developing school land labs (PDF):: Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Birdscaping in the Midwest: A Guide to Gardening with Native Plants to Attract Birds (Book)

Landscaping for Wildlife: A Guide to the Southern Great Plains (Book)

Oklahoma

Landscaping to Attract Butterflies, Moths, and Skippers (PDF):: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

Landscaping and Gardening for Birds (PDF):: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service

Landscaping for Wildlife: A Guide to the Southern Great Plains (Book)

Oregon

Attract Hummingbirds to Your Garden (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Attract Reptiles and Amphibians to Your Garden (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Create a Butterfly Garden (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Create a Garden Pond for Wildlife (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Create Roosts for Bats in Your Yard (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest (Book)

Making More Room – A Companion to Making Room for Native Pollinators: Oregon’s Butterflies, Local Plants, and Extra Resources (PDF):: Xerces Society

Pennsylvania

Butterflies 101 (PDF):: Lacawac Sanctuary

Management Practices for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Wildlife-Habitat Relationships (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Winter Bird Feeding: The Basics (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Landscaping for Wildlife: Trees, Shrubs, and Vines (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Warm-Season Grasses and Wildlife (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Meadows and Lawns: Wildlife-Friendly Alternatives to Lawn (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Water for Wildlife: Bird Baths and Backyard Ponds (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Vernal Ponds: Seasonal Habitat for Wildlife (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Riparian Buffers for Wildlife (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Dead Wood for Wildlife (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Neighborly Natural Landscaping: Creating Natural Environments in Residential Areas (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Woodlands and Wildlife (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Gardening for Butterflies (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Gardening for Pollinators (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Pollinator Nesting Habitat (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Attracting Hummingbirds (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Managing Habitat for American Kestrels (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Managing Habitat for Eastern Bluebirds (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Managing Habitat for Eastern Cottontails (PDF):: Penn State Cooperative Extension

Rhode Island

Butterfly Garden:: New England Wild Flower Society

South Carolina

Attracting and Feeding Songbirds:: Clemson Cooperative Extension

Butterfly Gardening (PDF):: Clemson Cooperative Extension

Tennessee

Urban Trees for Wildlife (PDF):: University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service

Improving Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat (PDF):: University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service

Butterfly Gardening (PDF):: University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service

HABITAT Urban Gardens (PDF):: University of Tennessee Agricultural Extension Service

Utah

Creating landscape for wildlife…A Guide for Backyards in Utah (PDF):: State of Utah, Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife Resources

Vermont

Butterflies in Your Garden:: University of Vermont Extension

Feeding Your Butterflies:: University of Vermont Extension

A Dozen Design Tips for Butterfly Gardens:: University of Vermont Extension

Fall Landscaping for Wildlife:: University of Vermont Extension

A Hummingbird Garden:: University of Vermont Extension

Attracting Birds to the Yard or Garden:: University of Vermont Extension

Birdscaping:: University of Vermont Extension

Butterfly Garden:: New England Wild Flower Society

Virginia

Backyard Wildlife Habitats:: Virginia Cooperative Extension

Habitat at Home (PDF):: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Habitat for Wildlife:: Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Using Native Plants to Attract Birds in the Washington D.C. Area and Virginia (PDF):: Green Springs Garden, Fairfax County

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Washington

Attracting Wildlife to Your  Backyard:: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Butterfly Gardens (PDF):: Washington State University, King County Extension

Butterflies and How to Attract Them:: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

Create a Butterfly Garden (Pacific Northwest) (PDF):: Oregon State University Extension Service

Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest (Book)

West Virginia

Butterflies and Butterfly Gardening in West Virginia:: West Virginia University Extension Service

Butterflies and Birds (PDF):: West Virginia University Extension Service

Beauty in Your Backyard: Attracting and Feeding Summer Birds (PDF):: West Virginia University Extension Service

Attracting Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (PDF):: West Virginia University Extension Service

West Virginia Wild Yards (PDF):: West Virginia Division of Natural Resources

Wisconsin
Wyoming

Landscaping Guidelines to Attract Wildlife (PDF):: University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service

Cover: Its Importance to Wyoming’s Wildlife (PDF):: University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service

The Hummingbird: Attracting and Enjoying Wyoming’s Most Fascinating Bird (PDF):: University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service

Wyoming Wildscape: How to design, plant and maintain landscaping to benefit people and wildlife (PDF):: Wyoming Game and Fish Department

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