PAD-US contains data developed by many stewards, including federal agencies, state-focused agencies and organizations, and national nongovernmental organizations. Using the map below, click on any state for a more detailed view of that state’s data and to access a fact sheet. Note that the ranking of “complete” means between 95 and 100 percent complete.
- Federal Data Stewards – federal land managers include the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Indian Affairs, NOAA and others, who all collaborate on data sharing into PAD-US. Learn more about the Federal Lands Working Group »
- State Data Stewards are agencies, universities or nonprofits who oversee collections of state and local information on protected areas. Currently, 30 states have defined steward organizations of varying capacities these groups have periodic access to small USGS grants that support data standards. Learn more about the USGS GAP State Stewards program »
- National NGO Data Stewards include The Nature Conservancy, the Trust for Public Land and Ducks Unlimited (these latter two also lead the National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) which provides easement data to PAD-US and is partly supported by USGS GAP), plus others. Read more about the PAD-US NGO Working Group” »
Explore more about each State Data Steward using the tools below.
ESTIMATED FEDERAL LANDS COMPLETENESS
Individual federal agency estimates balance acres inventoried and quality of data/attributes in each inventory, including fee parcels, easement interests and major designations:
|National Park Service||—||Natural Resources Conservation Service||—|
|Forest Service||—||Department of Energy||—|
|Fish and Wildlife Service||—||Agricultural Research Service||—|
|Bureau of Land Management||—||Tennessee Valley Authority||—|
|Army Corps of Engineers||—||Bureau of Ocean Energy Management||—|
|Department of Defense||—||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||—|
|Bureau of Reclamation||—||Census Bureau (state lines)||—|
STATE STEWARD STATUS
Use the visualization below to explore for state stewards: Completeness is the estimate of the degree to which all fee protected areas are inventoried for the state, plus qualitative consideration for overall accuracy (alignment, attribute completion) of the data. Estimates of easement inventory completion are available from the National Conservation Easement Database. Last Update is the most recent year a state’s data was updated into PAD-US (not all states can be updated every year, some may be in forthcoming PAD-US releases). Capacity is a qualitative indication of the programmatic robustness of the State Steward (consistency, budget, commitment, etc.).