Our program currently works with properties that are less than one acre in portions of Multnomah County (Fairview, Gresham, Portland), Clackamas County (Damascus, Gladstone, Happy Valley, Jennings Lodge, Johnson City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Oak Grove, Oregon City, Rivergrove, West Linn, Wilsonville) and Clark County (entire county). In spring of 2019 we expanded into portions of Washington County (Beaverton, Tigard, Tualatin), and will be launching our last round of expansion this coming spring of 2020 (Cornelius, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Sherwood, Troutdale, Wood Village).
At this time, there is unprecedented demand for the program and site visits are being scheduled as quickly as possible. For Multnomah and Clackamas counties it will take approximately 4-6 weeks to receive a site visit after enrolling. Thank you for being interested in Backyard Habitat, and for your patience as we see each participant in the order that they enroll.
In Clark and Washington counties we are first working through long waitlists and before seeing newly enrolled properties. We anticipate it taking approximately 3 months to see new enrollments in Clark and Washington counties. To add yourself to our waitlist, sign up below (submit the enrollment form but do not submit a payment) and we’ll notify you once we reach your name. Thanks for your patience!
Please click on our Resources tab above to view general information on steps you can take now to create habitat! Also, sign up for our free quarterly e-newsletter (see Stay Informed at the bottom of this page) to learn about regional resources.
Please note that there is a one-time $35 fee to participate in the program. Please read more in our “What to Expect” page.
If you have received an initial site assessment and are now ready to have us revisit your property to certify it, use the Contact Us page.
No matter where you live, we can all make a difference in creating a region where people and wildlife thrive together!