PAD-US contains data developed by many partners, including State Steward organizations, federal agencies and national nongovernmental organizations. Click on any state for a more detailed view of that state and to access a fact sheet. Note that the “complete” ranking means between 90 and 100 percent complete.
Read more about partners and the maps below
- Federal land managers include 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. Learn more about the PAD-US Federal Lands Working Group »
- State 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 NGOs 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.
Explore more about State Stewards using the tools below.
EXPLORE THE STATUS OF EACH STATE’S PAD-US DATA
Use the visualization below to explore: Completeness – an 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 – the most recent year a state’s data was updated into PAD-US (not all states can be updated every year). Capacity – an qualitative indication of the programmatic robustness of the State Steward (consistency, budget, commitment, etc.).