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


Emergency Management Use of PAD-US, Department of the Interior

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The Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Interior Operations Center (IOC) enables DOI to better coordinate emergency actions. The Center relies upon the Interior Geospatial Emergency Management System (IGEMS) is a geospatial situational awareness mapping tool that any Interior employee can…

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Congressional Research Service Uses PAD-US

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PAD-US provides information for researchers in the federal government, including the the Congressional Research Service (CRS). CRS is a federal legislative branch agency under the Library of Congress, providing bipartisan support to U.S. representatives, senators, and committees through reports, briefings,…

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PAD-US Informs Economic Reports

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Public lands, from large National Forests to urban parks, can influence the socioeconomics of communities.  Headwaters Economics (HE) “Public Land Ownership in the United States” online and interactive reports include PAD-US to describe land use across federal agencies.  They describe…

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