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’s Gap Analysis Program (GAP).

GAP is the USGS team that develops analysis and data for regional, state and federal decision makers, staff and researchers, supporting conservation, energy, climate change, recreation and other issue areas. GAP publishes PADUS, Species and National Land Cover data.

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Find GAP 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. »