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