Know Nature. Conserve Nature.

Explore your property with a Rate My Land Survey and discover what creatures share your land.
See the Survey Ratings!

What is living on your land?

How It Works

Step #1 Survey!

Hire a consultant to complete one of the five RML biodiversity surveys

Step #2 Rate!

Consultants post your property's score on RML's Top Properties page—see how it ranks

Step #3 Action!

Take action by developing a management plan, removing an invasive species, planting a food plot—whatever it may be, find tips and advice through RML

Private landowners are critical!

Consider This

Over 87% of land in the Eastern United States is privately owned*.

Even with the large segments of federal land in the west, still over 60% of the country is privately owned.

All across the United States some of the highest quality land is privately owned.

Plants and animals don’t see borders

Beyond Nature Preserves

More than 90% of federally-protected species have some habitat on private land and up to half spend their entire life on private land*.


The focus is on biodiversity

Life Support

Biodiversity refers to all the various different living organisms that are on your land. The biodiversity of our planet is vitally important, impacting us in huge ways.

Protecting biodiversity is like making sure your water is safe to drink—your health completely depends on it. But it is also like decorating your house—you live a more enjoyable life.

We can’t conserve that which we don’t know exists

Hire a Rate My Land surveyor!

Surveys are needed to understand species distributions, population trends, and the threats that native species face. This data provides the foundation for conservation. We can’t measure our conservation efforts without it.


RML—Moving from Rating My Land to Restoring My Land

Land Tools

Whether you want to make your land produce more game animals, have a greater diversity of birds, be a harbor for unique plants, or maintain a productive and diverse forest, survey data can be used to develop appropriate management plans for your property.

What happens next? How do I remove invasive plants? What are some things that I can do to increase the number of species that use my land? Find answers to these questions and more at RML.

Thank you!

Rate My Land could not be possible without the generous financial support of Christian Baker, Mark Ballering, Chris Benda, Luise Bolleber, Alan and Julie Briggs, Dan and Mary Carlson, Audrey Cavner, Cynthia Clark, Nathan and Dori Colley, Jason and Lynn Courter, Kris and Leanne Deyoung, Jeff and Chay Courter, Aaron and Chelsea Dennis, Emily Douglas, Keith and Sally Dykhuis, Bill and Sylvia Edwards, Phillip and Carla Erlewine, Michael and Margret Erlewine, Robert and Denise Fanning, Charlie Hohn, Lauren Howe, Heather Huffstutler, Kenneth A. Irvine, David Isabell, Darrell Lawson, Todd and Krista List-Leinberger, Micah and Erica McLaughlin, Tarah Myers, Scott and Lindsay Namestnik, Luka Negoita, Joan O’Neill, Peter and Sarah Payette, Justin Penoyer, Michael Penskar, Dan and Julie Perkins, Jason and Miriam Quillen, Ken Scott, Chuck and Joyce Shiels, Craig and Jen Shiels, Paul and Roberta Shiels, Philip Stephens, Steven and Anndrea Terry, Ruth Thompson, Katie Tomzyck, Amanda Treher, Jordan and Jennifer Yeatts, Brad and Kimberly Wells, and Paul and Donelda Wiseman — thank you!