A Resource for the Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US)

About ProtectedLands.net

ProtectedLands.net showcases examples and other information about the Protected Lands Database of the U.S. (PAD-US), published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Core Science Analytics, Synthesis, and Library.

To fulfill its gap analysis mission, USGS publishes PAD-US, Species and National Land Cover databases.  Associated maps and analyses are also available for regional, state and federal decision makers, staff and researchers, supporting conservation, energy, climate change, recreation and other uses.

Learn more about gap analysis or find USGS PAD-US program contacts »

This web site is developed and managed by GreenInfo Network, a nonprofit that supports public interest groups and agencies with a wide range of geospatial technology. GreenInfo also publishes the California Protected Area Database (CPAD), a comprehensive inventory of all parks and open space in California. Learn more about our projects. »