Make Your Home a Safe, Healthy Home for Wildlife

We All Can Help Oregon’s Wildlife 

Oregon is home to an enormous diversity of wildlife species! Across the globe, as well as closer to home here in our beautiful state, human activity continues to impact the planet, causing the habitats native wildlife once called home to be altered or disappear. Factors like development, invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

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, and climate change climate change
Climate change includes both global warming driven by human-induced emissions of greenhouse gases and the resulting large-scale shifts in weather patterns. Though there have been previous periods of climatic change, since the mid-20th century humans have had an unprecedented impact on Earth's climate system and caused change on a global scale.

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 all play a role. Many native wildlife species are in trouble and need our help! By making your home safe and healthy, you will not only help support Oregon’s native wildlife species, but you will also improve your living situation by fostering fun, healthy, beautiful, enriching experiences for everyone in your household! 

Small Actions Lead to BIG Help for Wildlife!  

No matter where you live, everyone has a role to play when it comes to helping native wildlife. From apartment living with simply a window, or a condo with a small balcony, to homes with small, medium or large yards, we all can take simple steps to help make our home a safer, healthier home for wildlife.  

  • Do you live in an apartment or condo with only a window?  
  • Do you live an apartment or condo with a window ledge or a balcony?  
  • Do you have a small yard?  
  • Do you have a medium to large yard? 

Learn more about how you can help wildlife!

Support Your Favorite Wildlife Species 

Every type of native wildlife species has its own special requirements, but they all share the need for food, water, safety, habitat for raising their young, and ideal protected locations for finding their own home. Add a bird decal to your window to prevent bird strikes, landscape with native plants for native species, add loads of color to your life by planting flowers for pollinators, plan for the seasons so there’s food year-round for everyone, or install a catio to keep both your furry friend and native wildlife safe. You will find delight when the fruits of your labor produce more winged, feathered, furry, scaly neighbors for everyone in your household to enjoy. 

Learn more about how you can make your home support your favorite types of wildlife: 

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