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PAD-US and Local/Regional Park Agencies


If you work for  a city parks department or a regional parks and open space district, or for any local public agency, you probably have workable GIS data for your own park holdings. But if you’re looking for what’s around you, or in a broad area of study, you might not have access to good GIS data on parks and open space lands – and if you are at a state border, this may even be a bigger challenge.

A new fact sheet identifies the many ways PAD-US can help these agencies. Download more information in this factsheet.  And, you can view and listen to a Powerpoint presentation on PAD-US that was presented to public parks stakeholders in July 2017.

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PAD-US Webinar Recording Available

A 45 minute webinar recording is now available for anyone who wants to learn more about PAD-US. This recording was made during a presentation to those working on Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.

America’s Inventory of Parks and Protected Areas: An overview of the PAD-US system
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Presenter – Lisa Johnson, Boise State University, USGS GAP Cooperator (contact Lisa)

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