The National Wildlife Federation (NWF), America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, has announced that Laramie County Library System has successfully created a Certified Wildlife Habitat through NWF’s Garden for Wildlife Program. In addition, Laramie County Library’s habitat has been co-certified with NWF’s state affiliate, the Wyoming Wildlife Federation.
The plan is to convert an existing detention pond on the southwest corner of the property into a habitat area using a variety of trees, shrubs, and other plants that are accustomed to periods of drought and standing water. LCLS is providing the land while the rest of the project, spearheaded by volunteer Nancy Loomis, will be supported by grants.
As a Certified Wildlife Habitat, Laramie County Library’s specified land will improve habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs, and other wildlife by providing essential elements needed – natural food sources, clean water, cover, and places to raise young. This Certified Wildlife Habitat garden is now also part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, a national effort to create a million gardens that provide habitat for declining pollinator insects, like butterflies and bees.