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Utah city works for wildlife habitat certification

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep 2nd, 2014 @ 9:18am



LOGAN, Utah (AP) — One northern Utah community is on track to be the state's first city certified as a wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

Rob Hellstern, a resident of the Logan suburb of Nibley, says his neighborhood recently became certified after enough residents participated.

Residents must demonstrate their yards can provide food, shelter, water for wildlife, as well as a place to raise their young.

That includes basic efforts such as keeping plants and collecting rainwater for local birds, deer and foxes.

Hellstern told The Herald Journal in Logan that if 75 of Nibley's 5,700 residents participate, the entire city can be certified.

He says about 60 are participating so far. Participants get a one-year National Wildlife Foundation membership.

The program aims to restore habitat in residential and commercial areas.

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