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 (USGS) Science Analytics and Synthesis (SAS)

The USGS Gap Analysis Project is a key part of the SAS mission, and publishes PAD-US, Species and National Land Cover databases while also conducting biodiversity research and analysis.  These efforts support regional, state and federal decision makers, staff and researchers addressing conservation, energy development, climate change, recreation, and other uses.

ProtectedLands.net was developed and is managed by GreenInfo Network, a nonprofit USGS Cooperator that supports public interest groups and agencies with a wide range of geospatial technology. GreenInfo publishes the California Protected Area Database (CPAD), a comprehensive inventory of all parks and open space in California, along with undertaking among many other public interest projects. Learn more about GreenInfo’s work. »