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


PAD-US Informs Economic Reports

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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Improving Federal Highway Data with PAD-US

Image of a national scenic byway

If you’re a federal agency managing the nation’s highway system, it’s important to understand exactly which highways pass over federally owned lands. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is comparing PAD-US and federal highway data from the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) as a pilot project to explore alternatives that reduce data gaps in HPMS

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