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Utah Community Aims For Wildlife Habitat Certification

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 said that if 75 of Nibley's 5,700 residents participate, the entire city can be certified. So far, 60 are involved.

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