Launch the Explorer Tool


With the Explorer Tool, the Conservation Lands Network is accessible to anyone, regardless of access to or skill in GIS.


Explore the many layers including vegetation types, rarity rankings, protected lands, streams, topography and more.

Critical Linkages

The Explorer Tool allows you to see where critical wildlife linkages cross the landscape in all Bay Area Counties. By adjusting the transparency of the linkages data layer, you can explore the land cover type below, whether protected, cropland or urban.

Your Landscape

With the Explorer Tool you can draw the boundary of a property or area of interest, explore the natural resources that may be present, and access numerous datasets compiled or developed by the Conservation Lands Network. Generate detailed Biodiversity and Climate Portfolio Reports (PDF) that provide in depth information about the biodiversity and conservation values of the chosen area.


The Conservation Lands Network uses the best available data for the region, but the data and GIS may be inconsistent and incomplete in some instances. This is in part due to the coarse scale of a regional study area. The CLN identifies areas that may be suitable for protection of habitats and rare landscapes at a regional level, but in most cases—and particularly when considering conservation actions for areas less than 100 acres—site visits and biological surveys are essential.