Why Pledge to Rewild?

As we face the unprecedented, urgent, and entwined challenges of the climate crisis and biodiversity loss, you can be part of the solution when you pledge to REWILD. The goal is to restore a ​minimum of 70%​ of native plant biomass ​to support healthy populations of butterflies, bees, birds and all forms of life crucial to a functioning ecosystem.

When you pledge to rewild you commit to:

  • Shift away from intensively managed landscapes and harmful practices to mindful acts that benefit wildlife and the planet’s health.
  • Restore native plants in urban, suburban, and rural areas to reverse habitat loss and support ecosystem services.
  • Work with neighbors, friends, and family to connect habitat and be an advocate for native plants.


Rewilding Looks Like:

Converted from steril lawn, an urban meadow bustles with life.
Rewilding can look intentional and ornamental from the inside and out, while still providing essential ecosystem services.
Preserving mature native trees keeps critical biomass in the landscape and thus essential forage and shelter for insects, birds, and mammals.
A bank's empty lawn could instead bustle with life if filled with native grasses, wildflowers, shrubs and trees.
A hellstrip planted with tough and beautiful native trees and groundcovers promotes neighborhood pride and stewardship of our common spaces.
Steps and stoops with limited planting space become habitat with the addition of potted or planted native vines, shrubs, and perennials.
Rural farmland restored with native meadows, hedgerows and woodlands support food systems for people and wildlife.
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Read the What Is Rewilding? blog post to see more examples of what rewilding looks like and to gain a deeper understanding of what rewilding is all about.

Help us measure success and show our collective impact: ​Get on the Map!

10 Rewilding Action Steps

Pledged rewilders will receive regular guidance and tools to aid their rewilding process, including further explanation of these 10 rewilding action steps:

  1. Plant trees that support local food webs. Help us plant 1,000 native trees!
  2. Shrink your lawn
  3. Fill every open niche with a wide diversity and abundance of plants
  4. Target specific pollinators to support
  5. Change your maintenance regimen
  6. Add wildlife-friendly features to your site
  7. Stop fertilizing or spraying pesticides
  8. Remove invasive plants
  9. Join forces with your neighbors
  10. Educate your local civic associations

*The “10 Rewilding Action steps” have been adapted from Doug Tallamy’s new book, Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard.