What you plant on your property matters!
Your property can be a model that inspires others.
The Louisiana Native Plant Society (LNPS.org) and its chapters and partners invite Louisiana residents, businesses, schools, and public institutions to certify their outdoor space as native habitat, which requires plants native to our region. Native plants form the base of all habitat types and natural ecosystems. They provide food and shelter for native wildlife, including birds and pollinators.
Any Louisiana resident, school, organization or business may apply for bronze (25 species), silver (50 species) or gold (75 species) level and can be upgraded for free at any time. Any property size, from urban garden to rural acreage, is eligible. The application form has a convenient checklist of common native plants in Louisiana landscapes. The cost for certification and 9 x 12″ metal yard sign is $45. Current ANPP members are eligible for a 20% discount ($36).
As a regional member of the Louisiana Native Plant Society, ANPP administers LNPS’ Louisiana Certified Habitat program for these Southwest Louisiana/Acadiana parishes: Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vermilion, Iberia, Acadia, Evangeline, Cameron, Calcasieu, Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, Allen, Avoyelles, Iberia, St. Mary, Point Coupee, Iberville. Applying from another parish? Visit https://www.lnps.org/louisiana-certified-habitat.
How to apply:
- Print and complete the application (pdf) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Word version or to ask questions.
- Email the scanned application to email@example.com and pay $45 ($36 for ANPP members) at the Donate button at greauxnative.org. Please include a note that payment is for the Louisiana Certified Habitat program.
- OR mail a hard copy of your application with payment to the Acadiana Native Plant Project to 228 Borel Road, Sunset LA 70584
Once your application and payment are received, a representative from ANPP will contact you about the vetting process and may schedule a visit. If your space meets the criteria, your garden sign will be delivered. If not, your application fee will be returned.
Together we are connecting habitats, one garden at a time.