GAP Analysis Project

PAD-US Data Manual

For inclusion in PAD-US, data submissions must meet the following requirements:

  • Areas meet the PAD-US definition of a protected area
  • Basic attributes for each protected area are included
  • Polygons (areas), not lines

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Definition of a Protected Area: PAD-US is an inventory of marine and terrestrial protected areas that are defined as being:

  • “Dedicated to the preservation of biological diversity and to other natural (including extraction), recreation and cultural uses, managed for these purposes through legal or other effective means.”

The database was originally designed to support biodiversity assessments; however, its scope expanded in recent years to include all public and nonprofit held lands and waters. Most are public lands owned in fee; however, long-term easements, leases, agreements, Congressional (e.g. 'Wilderness Area'), Executive (e.g. 'National Monument'), and administrative designations (e.g. 'Area of Critical Environmental Concern') documented in agency management plans are also included. The PAD-US strives to be a complete inventory of lands in the public interest, compiling “best available” data provided by managing agencies and organizations.  

Federal, State, and non-profit data-stewards and other stakeholders assisted the PAD-US Team with the development of current requirements and continually suggest improvements during the open review periods.

PAD-US Data Manual:   New versions of the Data Manual will be made available as needed. Access to the manual will be via this Web page. Please contact the PAD-US Dataset Manager (Julie Prior-Magee - jpmagee@usgs.gov) or the PAD-US Coordinator (Lisa Johnson – lisajjohnson@boisestate.edu) for the current blank schema and draft data manual if you are beginning work now. Please note that translation scripts and crosswalks for the most current version of PAD-US (2.0) can be found in the ScienceBase collection for PAD-US 2.0. See the child items under that collection.

PAD-US Data Tables and Crosswalks: Use the index below to access provisional PAD-US 2.0 geodatabase domain tables and development crosswalks or search by keyword. You can also download the all tables [PDF].

Table Index:
Table 1. PAD-US attributes and field properties
Table 2. Feature class reference for Combined fields in the PAD-US geodatabase
Table 3. Category domain codes and descriptions
Table 4. Agency Type domain codes and descriptions
Table 5. Agency Name domain codes and descriptions 
Table 6. Agency Name to Agency Type crosswalk
Table 7. Standardized Agency Name and Type crosswalk from source data (Local Manager, Local Owner)
Table 8. Designation Type domain codes and descriptions
Table 9. Standardized Designation Type crosswalk from source data (Local Designation)
Table 10. GAP Status Code domain codes and descriptions
Table 11. IUCN Category domain and descriptions
Table 12. Categorical GAP Status Code or IUCN Category domain assignments by Designation Type
Table 13. Categorical GAP Status Code for Marine Protected Areas (MPA) by IUCN Category
Table 14. Public Access domain codes and descriptions
Table 15. Categorical Access domain assignment by Designation Type
Table 16. State Name domain codes and descriptions

 

Table 1. PAD-US attributes and field properties

Field Name Field Abbreviation Domain or Standard Field Type Field Length
Aggregator Source Agg_Src Standardized Field Text 150
Category Category Category Domain Text 12
Comments Comments   Text 255
Date of Establishment Date_Est Standardized Field (yyyy) Text 4
Designation Type Des_Tp Designation Type Domain and Crosswalk (Local Designation standardized) Text 75
Easement Holder EsmtHldr Agency Name Domain (for NCED) Text 250
Easement Holder Type EHoldTyp Owner Type Domain and Crosswalk (for NCED) Text 50
Feature Class FeatClass Category Domain Text 12
GAP Status Code GAP_Sts GAP Status Code Domain and Crosswalk Text 95
GAP Status Code Date GAPCdDt Standardized Field (yyyy) Text 4
GAP Status Code Source GAPCdSrc Standardized Field Text 150
GIS Acres GIS_Acres Calculate geometry Long Integer n/a
GIS Source GIS_Src Standardized Field Text 200
GIS Source Date Src_Date Standardized Field (yyyy/mm/dd) Text 15
IUCN Category IUCN_Cat IUCN Category Domain and Crosswalk Text 70
IUCN Category Date IUCNCtDt Standardized Field (yyyy) Text 4
IUCN Category Source IUCNCtSrc Standardized Field Text 150
Local Designation Loc_Ds Source Data Text 250
Local Manager Loc_Mang Source Data Text 250
Local Name Loc_Nm Source Data Text 250
Local Owner Loc_Own Source Data Text 250
Manager Name Mang_Name Agency Name Domain (Local Manager standardized) Text 70
Manager Type Mang_Type Agency Type and Crosswalk Text 50
Owner Name Own_Name Agency Name Domain (Local Owner standardized) Text 70
Owner Type Own_Type Agency Type and Crosswalk Text 50
Public Access Access Access Domain and Crosswalk Text 20
Public Access Date Access_Dt Standardized Field (yyyy) Text 4
Public Access Source Access_Src Standardized Field Text 150
Source Protected Area ID Source_PAID Source Data, if available Text 100
State Name State_Nm State Name Domain Text 50
Unit Name Unit_Nm Local Name standardized Text 250
WDPA Site Code WDPA_Cd Standardized Field (Assigned by UNEP-WCMC, managed by USGS) Long Integer n/a

 

Table 2. Feature class reference for Combined fields in the PAD-US geodatabase

Domain Code Domain Description
Designation Designation
Easement Easement
Fee Fee
Marine Marine Area
Proclamation Approved, Proclamation or Extent Boundary

 

Table 3. Category domain codes and descriptions

Domain Code Domain Description
Designation Designation
Easement Easement
Fee Fee
Marine Marine Area
Other Other
Proclamation Approved, Proclamation or Extent Boundary
Unknown Unknown

 

Table 4. Agency Type domain codes and descriptions

Domain Code Domain Description
DESG Designation
DIST Regional Agency Special District
FED Federal
JNT Joint
LOC Local Government
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
PVT Private
STAT State
TERR Territorial
TRIB American Indian Lands
UNK Unknown

 

Table 5. Agency Name domain codes and descriptions

Domain Code Domain Description
ARS Agricultural Research Service
AS American Samoa Government
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
BPA Bonneville Power Administration
CITY City Land
CNTY County Land
DESG Designation
DOD Department of Defense
DOE Department of Energy
FM Federated States of Micronesia Government
FWS U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
GU Guam Government
JNT Joint
MH Marshall Islands Government
MP Mariana Islands Government
NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NPS National Park Service
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service
OTHF Other or Unknown Federal Land
OTHR Other
OTHS Other or Unknown State Land
PR Puerto Rico Government
PVT Private
PW Palau Government
REG Regional Agency Land
RWD Regional Water Districts
SDC State Department of Conservation
SDNR State Department of Natural Resources
SDOL State Department of Land
SFW State Fish and Wildlife
SLB State Land Board
SPR State Park and Recreation
TRIB American Indian Lands
TVA Tennessee Valley Authority
UM U.S. Minor Outlying Islands Government
UNK Unknown
UNKL Other or Unknown Local Government
USACE Army Corps of Engineers
USBR Bureau of Reclamation
USFS Forest Service
VI U.S. Virgin Islands Government

 

 

Table 6. Agency Name to Agency Type crosswalk

Agency Name Domain Code Agency Name Description Agency Type Domain Code Agency Type Description
ARS Agricultural Research Service FED Federal
AS American Samoa Government TERR Territorial
BIA Bureau of Indian Affairs FED Federal
BLM Bureau of Land Management FED Federal
BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management FED Federal
BPA Bonneville Power Administration FED Federal
CITY City Land LOC Local Government
CNTY County Land LOC Local Government
DESG Designation DESG Designation
DOD Department of Defense FED Federal
DOE Department of Energy FED Federal
FM Federated States of Micronesia Government TERR Territorial
FWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service FED Federal
GU Guam Government TERR Territorial
JNT Joint Ownership JNT Joint
LT Land Trust NGO Non-Governmental Organization
MH Marshall Islands Government TERR Territorial
MP Mariana Islands Government TERR Territorial
NGO Non-Governmental Organization NGO Non-Governmental Organization
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FED Federal
NPS National Park Service FED Federal
NRCS Natural Resources Conservation Service FED Federal
OTHF Other or Unknown Federal Land FED Federal
OTHR Other Ownership UNK Unknown Land
OTHS Other or Unknown State Land STAT State
PNP Private Non-Profit NGO Non-Governmental Organization
PR Puerto Rico Government TERR Territorial
PVT Private PVT Private
PW Palau Government TERR Territorial
RA Regional Agency Land DIST Regional Agency Special District
RWD Regional Water Districts DIST Regional Agency Special District
SDC State Department of Conservation STAT State
SDNR State Department of Natural Resources STAT State
SDOL State Department of Land STAT State
SFW State Fish and Wildlife STAT State
SLB State Land Board STAT State
SPR State Park & Recreation STAT State
TRIB American Indian Lands TRIB American Indian Lands
TVA Tennessee Valley Authority FED Federal
UM U.S. Minor Outlying Islands Government TERR Territorial
UNK Unknown UNK Unknown Land
UNKL Unknown Local Government LOC Local Government
USACE Army Corp of Engineers FED Federal
USBR Bureau of Reclamation FED Federal
USFS Forest Service FED Federal
VI U.S. Virgin Islands Government TERR Territorial

 

Table 7. Standardized Agency Name and Type crosswalk from source data (Local Manager, Local Owner)

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Agency Type Domain Code Agency Name Domain Code Agency Name Description Local Agency
FED ARS Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
FED ARS Agricultural Research Service U.S. Department of Agriculture
FED ARS Agricultural Research Service U.S. Department of Agriculture – Farm Service Agency
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands  
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Ancestral Lands Commission
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Bureau of Indian Affairs
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Burns Paiute Tribe
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Cheroenhaka Indian Tribal Heritage Foundation
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Chickasaw Nation
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Coeur D’ Alene Tribe
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Mattaponi Indian Reservation
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Mattaponi Tribe
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands New York State
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Nez Perce Tribe
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Nisqually Indian Tribe
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Pamunkey Tribe
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Poarch Band of Creek Indians
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Schagticoke Tribe
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Seneca Nation Of Indians
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Skokomish Indian Tribe
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Skokomish Tribe
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands TRIB
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Tribal
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands TRIBAL NATION
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Unknown
TRIB TRIB American Indian Lands Wind River Reservation
TERR TRIB American Indian Lands TRIB
STAT TRIB American Indian Lands Pamunkey Tribe
PVT TRIB American Indian Lands Pamunkey Tribe
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Army Corps of Engineers
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Baltimore District
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Forth Worth
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Huntington
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District
FED USACE Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District

 

Table 8. Designation Type domain codes and descriptions

Domain Code Domain Description
ACC Access Area
ACEC Area of Critical Environmental Concern
AGRE Agricultural Easement
CONE Conservation Easement
FORE Forest Stewardship Easement
FOTH Federal Other or Unknown Designation
HCA Historic or Cultural Area
HCAE Historic or Cultural Easement
IRA Inventoried Roadless Area
LCA Local Conservation Area
LHCA Local Historic or Cultural Area
LOTH Local Other or Unknown
LP Local Park
LREC Local Recreation Area
LRMA Local Resource Management Area
MIL Military Land
MIT Mitigation Land or Bank
MPA Marine Protected Area
NCA Conservation Area
ND Not Designated
NF National Forest
NG National Grassland
NLS National Lakeshore or Seashore
NM National Monument
NP National Park
NRA National Recreation Area
NSBV National Scenic, Botanical or Volcanic Area
NT National Scenic or Historic Trail
NWR National Wildlife Refuge
OCS Outer Continental Shelf Area
OTHE Other Easement
PAGR Private Agricultural
PCON Private Conservation
PFOR Private Forest Stewardship
PHCA Private Historic or Cultural
POTH Private Other or Unknown
PPRK Private Park
PRAN Private Ranch
PREC Private Recreation or Education
PROC Approved or Proclamation Boundary
PUB National Public Lands
RANE Ranch Easement
REA Research or Educational Area
REC Recreation Management Area
RECE Recreation or Education Easement
RMA Resource Management Area
RNA Research Natural Area
SCA State Conservation Area
SDA Special Designation Area
SHCA State Historic or Cultural Area
SOTH State Other or Unknown
SP State Park
SREC State Recreation Area
SRMA State Resource Management Area
SW State Wilderness
TRIBL Native American Land Area
UNK Unknown
UNKE Unknown Easement
WA Wilderness Area
WPA Watershed Protection Area
WSA Wilderness Study Area
WSR Wild and Scenic River

 

Table 9. Standardized Designation Type crosswalk from source data (Local Designation)

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Domain Code     Designation Type Description Local Designation Type Description
ACC Access Area Access Point
ACC Access Area BOAT
ACC Access Area Boat Landing
ACC Access Area Boat Ramp
ACC Access Area BOYD CREEK LANDING
ACC Access Area Hunter Access
ACC Access Area JIMMY MEETZE LANDING
ACC Access Area Public Boat Ramp
ACC Access Area Trails
ACEC Area of Critical Environmental Concern Important Bird Area
ACEC Area of Critical Environmental Concern Outstanding Natural Area
ACEC Area of Critical Environmental Concern Research Natural Area
ACEC Area of Critical Environmental Concern Wilderness Study Area
ACEC Area of Critical Environmental Concern  
AGRE Agricultural Easement ACEP-ALE
AGRE Agricultural Easement FARM
AGRE Agricultural Easement FRPP
CONE Conservation Easement ACEP-WRE
CONE Conservation Easement Conservation Easement
CONE Conservation Easement CONSERVATION EASEMENT
CONE Conservation Easement Easement
CONE Conservation Easement ENV
CONE Conservation Easement Environmental System
CONE Conservation Easement EWPP-FPE
CONE Conservation Easement EWRP
CONE Conservation Easement FSA
CONE Conservation Easement GRP
CONE Conservation Easement Metro/Regional Park
CONE Conservation Easement National Lakeshore
CONE Conservation Easement National Monument
CONE Conservation Easement National Park
CONE Conservation Easement National Preserve
CONE Conservation Easement National River
CONE Conservation Easement National Scenic Riverway
CONE Conservation Easement National Seashore
CONE Conservation Easement NWR
CONE Conservation Easement Privately-owned open space or common area
CONE Conservation Easement Trail
CONE Conservation Easement WMA
CONE Conservation Easement WPA
CONE Conservation Easement WRP
FORE Forest Stewardship Easement FOR
FORE Forest Stewardship Easement HFRP
FOTH Federal Other or Unknown Administration Site
FOTH Federal Other or Unknown Alaska State Selection
FOTH Federal Other or Unknown AS
FOTH Federal Other or Unknown Bureau of Reclamation (BOR)
FOTH Federal Other or Unknown Bureau of Reclamation Land
FOTH Federal Other or Unknown Cercla Site
FOTH Federal Other or Unknown Data Not Available

 

Table 10. GAP Status Code domain codes and descriptions

   
1 1 – managed for biodiversity – disturbance events proceed or are mimicked
2 2 – managed for biodiversity – disturbance events suppressed
3 3 – managed for multiple uses – subject to extractive (e.g. mining or logging) or OHV use
4 4 – no known mandate for biodiversity protection

 

Table 11. IUCN Category domain and descriptions

Domain Code Domain Descriptions
Ia Ia: Strict nature reserves
Ib Ib: Wilderness areas
II II: National park
III III: Natural monument or feature
IV IV: Habitat / species management
Other Conservation Area Other Conservation Area
Unassigned Unassigned
V V: Protected landscape / seascape
VI VI: Protected area with sustainable use of natural resources

 

Table 12. Categorical GAP Status Code or IUCN Category domain assignments by Designation Type

Default GAP Status Code Default IUCN Category
Des_TP Code Designation Type Description GAP Default If GAP 1 or 2 If GAP 3 If GAP 4
ACC Access Area 4 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
ACEC Area of Critical Environmental Concern 3 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
AGRE Agricultural Easement 4 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
CONE Conservation Easement 2 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
FORE Forest Stewardship Easement 3 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
FOTH Federal Other or Unknown Designation 4 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
HCA Historic or Cultural Area 4 < 5,000 acres III Other Conservation Area Unassigned
HCA Historic or Cultural Area 4 > 5,000 acres V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
HCAE Historic or Cultural Easement 4 > 5,000 acres V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
HCAE Historic or Cultural Easement 4 < 5,000 acres III Other Conservation Area Unassigned
IRA Inventoried Roadless Area 3 1b Other Conservation Area Unassigned
LCA Local Conservation Area 2 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
LHCA Local Historic or Cultural Area 4 > 5,000 acres V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
LHCA Local Historic or Cultural Area 4 < 5,000 acres III Other Conservation Area Unassigned
LOTH Local Other or Unknown 4 Unassigned Other Conservation Area Unassigned
LP Local Park 4 > 5,000 acres V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
LP Local Park 4 < 5,000 acres III Other Conservation Area Unassigned
LREC Local Recreation Area 4 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
LRMA Local Resource Management Area 3 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
MIL Military Land 4 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
MIT Mitigation Land or Bank 3 IV Other Conservation Area Unassigned
MPA Marine Protected Area See MPA Classification See MPA Classification Other Conservation Area Unassigned
NCA Conservation Area 2 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
ND Not Designated 4 Unassigned Unassigned Unassigned
NF National Forest 3 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
NG National Grassland 3 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
NLS National Lakeshore or Seashore 3 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
NM National Monument 3 < 5,000 acres III Other Conservation Area Unassigned
NM National Monument 3 > 5,000 acres V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
NP National Park 2 II Other Conservation Area Unassigned
NRA National Recreation Area 3 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
NSBV National Scenic, Botanical or Volcanic Area 3 < 5,000 acres III Other Conservation Area Unassigned
NSBV National Scenic, Botanical or Volcanic Area 3 > 5,000 acres V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
NT National Scenic or Historic Trail 3 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
NWR National Wildlife Refuge 2 IV Other Conservation Area Unassigned
OCS Outer Continental Shelf Areas 3 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
OTHE Other Easement 4 Unassigned Other Conservation Area Unassigned
PAGR Private Agricultural 4 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
PCON Private Conservation 2 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
PFOR Private Forest Stewardship 3 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
PHCA Private Historic or Cultural 4 > 5,000 acres V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
PHCA Private Historic or Cultural 4 < 5,000 acres III Other Conservation Area Unassigned
POTH Private Other or Unknown 4 Unassigned Other Conservation Area Unassigned
PPRK Private Park 4 > 5,000 acres V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
PPRK Private Park 4 < 5,000 acres III Other Conservation Area Unassigned
PRAN Private Ranch 3 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
PREC Private Recreation or Education 4 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
PROC Approved or Proclamation Boundary 4 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
PUB National Public Lands 3 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
RANE Ranch Easement 3 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
REA Research or Educational Area 3 < 5,000 acres III Other Conservation Area Unassigned
REA Research or Educational Area 3 > 5,000 acres V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
REC Recreation Management Area 4 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
RECE Recreation or Education Easement 4 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
RMA Resource Management Area 3 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
RNA Research Natural Area 2 1a Other Conservation Area Unassigned
SCA State Conservation Area 2 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
SDA Special Designation Area 3 < 5,000 acres III Other Conservation Area Unassigned
SDA Special Designation Area 3 > 5,000 acres V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
SHCA State Historic or Cultural Area 4 > 5,000 acres V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
SHCA State Historic or Cultural Area 4 < 5,000 acres III Other Conservation Area Unassigned
SOTH State Other or Unknown 4 Unassigned Other Conservation Area Unassigned
SP State Park 4 > 5,000 acres V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
SP State Park 4 < 5,000 acres III Other Conservation Area Unassigned
SREC State Recreation Area 4 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
SRMA State Resource Management Area 3 VI Other Conservation Area Unassigned
SW State Wilderness 2 1b Other Conservation Area Unassigned
TRIBL Native American Land 4 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
UNK Unknown 4 Unassigned Other Conservation Area Unassigned
UNKE Unknown Easement 4 Unassigned Other Conservation Area Unassigned
WA Wilderness Area 1 1b Other Conservation Area Unassigned
WPA Watershed Protection Area 3 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned
WSA Wilderness Study Area 2 1b Other Conservation Area Unassigned
WSR Wild and Scenic River 2 V Other Conservation Area Unassigned

 

Table 13. Categorical GAP Status Code for Marine Protected Areas (MPA) by IUCN Category

IUCN Category (Assigned by NOAA) GAP Status Assignment
1a: Strict nature reserves GAP 1
Ib: Wilderness areas GAP 1
II: National park GAP 2
III: Natural monument or feature GAP 2
IV: Habitat / species management GAP 2
None GAP 4
Other Conservation Area GAP 3
V: Protected landscape / seascape GAP 2

 

Table 14. Public Access domain codes and descriptions

Domain Code Domain Descriptions
OA Open Access
RA Restricted Access
UK Unknown
XA Closed

 

Table 15. Categorical Access domain assignment by Designation Type

Domain Code Domain Descriptions Default Access Domain Default Access Domain Description
ACC Access Area OA Open Access
ACEC Area of Critical Environmental Concern OA Open Access
AGRE Agricultural Easement XA Closed
CONE Conservation Easement XA Closed
FORE Forest Stewardship Easement XA Closed
FOTH Federal Other or Unknown Designation UK Unknown
HCA Historic or Cultural Area RA Restricted Access
HCAE Historic or Cultural Easement XA Closed
IRA Inventoried Roadless Area OA Open Access
LCA Local Conservation Area RA Restricted Access
LHCA Local Historic or Cultural Area OA Open Access
LOTH Local Other UK Unknown
LP Local Park OA Open Access
LREC Local Recreation Area OA Open Access
LRMA Local Resource Management Area OA Open Access
MIL Military Land XA Closed
MIT Mitigation Land or Bank XA Closed
MPA Marine Protected Area OA Open Access
NCA Conservation Area OA Open Access
ND Not Designated UK Unknown
NF National Forest OA Open Access
NG National Grassland OA Open Access
NLS National Lakeshore or Seashore OA Open Access
NM National Monument OA Open Access
NP National Park OA Open Access
NRA National Recreation Area OA Open Access
NSBV National Scenic, Botanical or Volcanic Area RA Restricted Access
NT National Scenic or Historic Trail OA Open Access
NWR National Wildlife Refuge RA Restricted Access
OCS Outer Continental Shelf Areas OA Open Access
OTHE Other Easement XA Closed
PAGR Private Agricultural XA Closed
PCON Private Conservation XA Closed
PFOR Private Forest Stewardship XA Closed
PHCA Private Historic or Cultural XA Closed
POTH Private Other or Unknown XA Closed
POTH Private Other or Unknown XA Closed
PPRK Private Park XA Closed
PRAN Private Ranch XA Closed
PREC Private Recreation or Education XA Closed
PROC Approved or Proclamation Boundary UK Unknown
PUB National Public Lands OA Open Access
RANE Ranch Easement XA Closed
REA Research or Educational Area RA Restricted Access
REC Recreation Management Area OA Open Access
RECE Recreation or Education Easement XA Closed
RMA Resource Management Area OA Open Access
RNA Research Natural Area RA Restricted Access
SCA State Conservation Area RA Restricted Access
SDA Special Designation Area RA Restricted Access
SHCA State Historic or Cultural Area OA Open Access
SOTH State Other UK Unknown
SP State Park OA Open Access
SREC State Recreation Area OA Open Access
SRMA State Resource Management Area OA Open Access
SW State Wilderness RA Restricted Access
TRIBL Native American Land UK Unknown
UNK Unknown UK Unknown
UNKE Unknown Easement XA Closed
WA Wilderness Area RA Restricted Access
WPA Watershed Protection Area XA Closed
WSA Wilderness Study Area RA Restricted Access
WSR Wild and Scenic River OA Open Access

 

Table 16. State Name domain codes and descriptions

Domain Code Domain Description
AK Alaska
AL Alabama
AR Arkansas
AS American Samoa
AZ Arizona
CA California
CO Colorado
CT Connecticut
DC District of Columbia
DE Delaware
FL Florida
FM Federated States of Micronesia
GA Georgia
GU Guam
HI Hawaii
IA Iowa
ID Idaho
IL Illinois
IN Indiana
KS Kansas
KY Kentucky
LA Louisiana
MA Massachusetts
MD Maryland
ME Maine
MH Marshall Islands
MI Michigan
MN Minnesota
MO Missouri
MP Northern Mariana Islands
MP Mariana Islands
MS Mississippi
MT Montana
NC North Carolina
ND North Dakota
NE Nebraska
NH New Hampshire
NJ New Jersey
NM New Mexico
NV Nevada
NY New York
OH Ohio
OK Oklahoma
OR Oregon
PA Pennsylvania
PR Puerto Rico
PW Palau
RI Rhode Island
SC South Carolina
SD South Dakota
TN Tennessee
TX Texas
UM U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
UNKF Unknown Federal
UT Utah
VA Virginia
VI U.S. Virgin Islands
VT Vermont
WA Washington
WI Wisconsin
WV West Virginia
WY Wyoming