Thinking of Creating a wildlife habitat Garden or landscape? Here are Local resources that can help

Books & Digital Resources

Local Resources within the City of Cheyenne, Laramie County and the State of Wyoming

A Registered National Wildlife Federation Community Wildlife Habitat Project.

Located in the West Edge District, Cheyenne, Wyoming

The Rev. WILLIS BLACK Community Wildlife Habitat

Regional & National Resources

  • National Wildlife Federation website is a great resource for gathering information on gardening for wildlife. Their archives have articles on rain gardens, native plantings, etc. 
  • Audubon Rockies is the regional chapter for the Audubon Society. Their program “Habitat Hero” provides information on creating bird and pollinator habitats. They give workshops in Cheyenne, and are currently working on creating a Habitat Hero demonstration garden at the Board of Public Utilities Building on Snyder Ave. (located in the project area) in Cheyenne, WY.
  • The Xerces Society which promotes the preservation of invertebrates, i.e. butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Their website provides information on creating habitats for all sorts of pollinators including native bees.
  • ​​​Catherine Wissner the Horticulturist at the University of Wyoming Laramie County Extension Office (office located at LCCC). She is head of the Laramie County Master Gardeners program and also runs Wyoming Bee College. She is extremely knowledgeable and she makes house calls.
  • Laramie County Master Gardeners​ - Members of this organization have completed an intensive Master Gardener’s course through the University of Wyoming Extension Office. They have completed community service hours and maintain the designation of Master Gardener by completing continuing education courses. Reach out to individuals within this  organization for guidance and help.
  • ​​Laramie County Conservation District are particularly helpful if you have a rural property. They can help guide you in creating windbreaks, selecting native prairie grasses and avoiding invasive species.
  • Cheyenne Botanic Gardens.  Walking through the gardens and seeing what plants pollinators, birds and other wildlife are attracted to can help guide you with your plant selections. Most plants are labeled, but if not, volunteers and staff can help identify them for you.
  • Cheyenne Garden Gossip is the blog by local Master Gardener Barb Gorges. This blog contains articles that were featured in her monthly gardening columns in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. She has covered multiple articles on native gardening for wildlife habitat. Search the blog archives for past articles and information​
  • Gardening with Altitude and Riverbend Nursery are both local nurseries that can help in the selection of Native Plants for your Habitat.
  • Nancy Loomis, Project Leader for the Rev. Willis Black Community Wildlife Habitat Project, can provide more information on certifying your wildlife habitat or starting a community wildlife project in your neighborhood.
  • Wyoming Wildlife Federation is an affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation. The state affiliate participate in the gardening for wildlife program. Both the state website and national website have gardening for wildlife info. on them.