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


New PAD-US Website and Interactive Map

ProtectedLands.net is a supplemental website for the USGS PAD-US database, focusing on showcasing examples of how PAD-US is being used, providing tools to support PAD-US partners and demonstrating PAD-US map applications.  GreenInfo Network, a nonprofit technology support organization, created ProtectedLands.net in collaboration with the USGS Gap Analysis Project.

The original ProtectedLands.net web site was developed in 2010 to support a strategic planning process for PAD-US.  It was revamped in 2016 to support the new release of PAD-US data.