WARREN — The National Wildlife Federation America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization announced that Susan Miller Haversat of Windham created a certified wildlife habitat through its Garden for Wildlife movement.

The garden is located at Miller’s family property in Warren.

The federation recognized this effort to create a garden that supports, birds, butterflies, bees, frogs and other local wildlife. Every certified wildlife habitat garden provides natural sources of food, water, cover and places to raise young and is maintained in a sustainable way that incorporates native plants, conserves water and doesn’t rely on pesticides.

There are more than 227,000 certified gardens covering 2.5 million acres of land that support wildlife.

National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski stated “Anyone, anywhere can restore wildlife right in their own yards and communities. Whether you garden in a suburban yard, an urban area or a rural plot of land, you can make a difference as the process is fun, easy and makes a real difference for neighborhood wildlife. It’s the perfect grassroots way to think globally and act locally to help birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife.”

Haversat’s Garden is located on North Pond, Warren, and was inspired by the presence of loons, eagles and many other wildlife forms. The family decided to qualify for the garden status to enhance their interests in preservation.

Haversat is an ardent hiker. Working with family members, the garden began to take shape. “Actually, it is not difficult to do. There are some adjustments to make to the land and the types of planting, but really it is enjoyable and the results are astounding.”

For more information on the federation’s Garden for Wildlife movement and how to have a garden recognized as a certified wildlife habitat, visit nwf.org/garden or call 1-800-822-9919.