From a handful of seeds
grows a
From the actions of you and your neighbors
habitat can emerge


acres mapped


sites created

Draw a Map

Assess your habitat by drawing a map

Learn about Habitat

Use our custom tools and articles for guidance on creating habitat. Visit our community pages to ask important questions.

Create Change

Get out in your yard, create habitat, and update your map to show the world the positive changes you’ve made!

Anatomy of a habitat map


Trees, flowers, rocks, compost bins, and other key habitat objects. Place these, share the species and other characteristics.


Split your site into the various habitats found there. This is some of the most important data for research.

Site Line

Put in the boundaries of your site. For instance, an entire home property.

Reference Map

Use satellite imagery to find your site and as a reference for creating your YardMap.

Be part of a Community

Join our virtual neighborhood and talk with others interested in creating beautiful and sustainable landscapes.

Learn from others

Whether you’re identifying native plants, learning where to put new bird feeders or wondering how best to support wildlife, Habitat Network can help you connect with a community of scientists, experts, and people around the world who can help with what you are planning to do.

Share your knowledge

Have you found a better way to improve your habitat, or encourage others to improve theirs? Then you have something to share. You have the potential to lead others and amplify what you have learned from your own experience.

Join & Create Groups

Would you like to encourage others to work together for a common goal – your friends, neighbors, classmates, organization members? Use your Habitat Network tools to track progress, share successes, organize for a much greater impact!

No matter who you are, you’ll find people like you and be in good company.

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Educators & Students

Wildlife Enthusiasts

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