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


Green Infrastructure and PAD-US

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Communities across the U.S. and the world are working to preserve and connect open space, wildlife habitats, parks and other important landscapes, as part of planning for Green Infrastructure. “The USGS Gap Analysis Project (GAP) has a long history of…

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Regional Conservation Partnership in Chattanooga Guides Growth

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Thrive 2055 is a visioning process for the greater Chattanooga, TN region (it’s now Thrive Regional Partnership). It was formed as a conservation alliance among land trusts, watershed conservancies, outdoor recreation groups, and other organizations. The Partnership uses geodesign methods…

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Forest Visitor Maps Developed with PAD-US

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) manages huge areas of landscapes in our National Forest System. To support the mapping for these areas, particularly for visitor support, USGS manages FSTopo, their data and map production system. FSTopo takes advantage of PAD-US…

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