The town of Lansing was recently designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat Community through the National Wildlife Federation.

The Mountain Times reports a sign indicating the designation is located at the entrance of the Lansing Creeper Trail park, home to a scenic walking and biking trail, camping, picnic areas, barn weddings, bluegrass concerts, festivals and fishing.

According to the report, the new project manager from Greater Lansing Area Development, Rene Shuford applied to the program last fall, and the application was accepted and Lansing is now one of only 200 communities across the United States with this designation.

The National Wildlife Federation’s Community Wildlife Habitat program partners with cities, towns, counties, neighborhoods and communities to become healthier, greener and more wildlife-friendly.

You can learn more about the program online at