WindStar Wildlife Institute is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, conservation organization, established in 1986, whose mission and solution to the loss of native plants and wildlife habitat focuses on effectively teaching wildlife habitat improvement practices through proven methods such as "neighbor helping neighbor" and "education through demonstration". The Institute issues "WindStar's Wildlife Garden Weekly", a free e-Magazine and the "American Wildlife Blog". The Institute offers two internet home study courses to certify individuals as "Wildlife Habitat Naturalists" and "National Master Naturalists." Also, the Institute certifies residential, commercial and rural wildlife habitats in its American Wildlife Habitat Registry™ program. It maintains a 4-acre demonstration wildlife habitat and headquarters is located in an award-winning earth-sheltered, passive solar building.