Landscaping for Wildlife
A Guide to the Southern Great Plains
land is converted from wild habitat to human uses, wildlife
species can be left homeless, especially in urban settings.
Through the Oklahoma Wildscapes Program you can help Oklahoma's
wildlife have places to live and create wonderful wildlife
watching opportunities for you.
Wildscaped properties may be certified as official Oklahoma Wildscapes. Oklahoma's network contains over 430 certified properties representing 58 different counties.
Make Your Property An Oklahoma Wildscape.
Certification is based upon percentage of property that you dedicate to wildlife habitat (<50 percent = Wildlife Garden Certification; >50 percent = Wildlife Habitat Certification)
To purchase the book "Landscaping for Wildlife" print off the order form for the Outdoor Store and mail a check or money order for $14.
To Apply for Certification
The first step is to acquire the book, "Landscaping for Wildlife." Mail in the voucher at the back of the book to receive an application form. Complete the application and mail it back. It will be reviewed and if accepted, a numbered certificate and yard sign will be sent to you.
Wildscaping and Oklahoma LawWildscaping and Oklahoma Law
Wildscape Certification does not carry any legal authority. Even with certification you must abide by existing municipal ordinances and state laws. Certification does not protect your property from any future development plans.
Check the list below for the phone number to you code enforcement office.
|WILDSCAPES ELEMENT CHART|
|Wildflowers||Property within 1/4 mile of a permanent source of water||Rock pile||Snag/fallen log|
|Food-producing shrubs, Trees, vines||Water garden||Brush pile||Nesting box/shelf|
|Feeders||Artificial bog-stream||Vertical structure in plant layers (mix of trees, shrubs, ground cover)||Roosting box|
|Nectar-producing flowers||Birdbath/puddle||Dense hedge, thicket, Evergreen plantings||Dust bath area|
|Plants for butterfly caterpillars|
We strongly recommend that you check your city ordinances before beginning. Ordinances may restrict the number of things you can do to your yard.
Check city mowing ordinances if you’re considering a wildflower meadow or prairie. Some ordinances require front lawn grass be mowed every three weeks.
As most city ordinances are initiated by neighbor complaints, talk with your neighbors about your wildscaping plans.
Code Enforcement Office
Code Enforcement Office Numbers
|City of Ada||580-436-8134||City of Midwest City||405-739-8240|
|City of Altus||580-481-2205||City of Moore||405-793-5052|
|City of Alva||580-327-4965||City of Muskogee||918-684-6232|
|City of Anadarko||405-247-2481||City of Mustang||405-376-9873|
|City of Ardmore||580-221-2539||City of McAlester||918-421-4986|
|City of Bartlesville||918-338-4240||City of McLoud||405-964-5264|
|City of Blackwell||580-363-0300||City of Newcastle||405-387-4427|
|City of Broken Arrow||918-259-8333||City of Newkirk||580-362-2117|
|City of Broken Bow||580-584-2282||City of Nichols Hills||405-843-5222|
|City of Cache||580-429-3090||City of Norman||405-366-5332|
|City of Catoosa||918-266-2505 Ext. 11||City of Oklahoma City||405-297-2322|
|City of Chandler||405-258-3213||City of Okmulgee||918-758-1110|
|City of Checotah||918-473-5411||City of Owasso||918-376-1546|
|City of Choctaw||405-390-3303||City of Pauls Valley||405-238-3308|
|City of Claremore||918-341-8842||City of Perry||580-336-3104|
|City of Clinton||580-323-1678||City of Piedmont||405-373-2621|
|City of Cordell||580-832-3825||City of Ponca City||580-767-0332|
|City of Coweta||918-486-2189||City of Pryor Creek||918-825-1485|
|City of Cushing||918-252-6165||City of Purcell||405-527-4657|
|City of Del City||405-671-2818||City of Sallisaw||918-775-6241|
|City of Dewey||918-534-2272 Ext. 104||City of Sand Springs||918-246-2576|
|City of Durant||580-924-8505||City of Sayre||580-928-2260|
|City of Edmond||405-359-4778||City of Sapulpa||918-224-3862|
|City of El Reno||405-262-2000||City of Skiatook||918-396-3046|
|City of Enid||580-234-0400||City of Spencer||405-771-3228|
|City of Eufaula||918-689-2534||City of Stillwater||405-742-8343|
|City of Fort Gibson||918-478-3551||City of Shawnee||405-878-1666|
|City of Frederick||580-335-7551||City of Stroud||918-968-2733|
|City of Glenpool||918-322-5409||City of Sulphur||580-622-5243|
|City of Grove||918-786-6107||City of Tahlequah||918-457-4749|
|City of Guthrie||405-282-1110||City of Tecumseh||405-598-3911|
|City of Harrah||405-454-2951||City of Tonkawa||580-628-2508|
|City of Holdenville||405-379-5933||City of Walters||580-875-3337|
|City of Idabel||580-286-7608||City of Weatherford||580-774-4515|
|City of Lawton||580-581-3467||City of Wellston||405-356-2308|
|City of Madill||580-795-3535||City of Warr Acres||405-789-0282|
|City of Marietta||580-276-2766||City of Wewoka||405-257-2413|
|City of Miami||918-541-2275||City of Woodward||580-256-2280|
|City of Yukon||405-354-6676|