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Protected Areas

PAD-US is America’s official national inventory of U.S. terrestrial and marine protected areas that are dedicated to the preservation of biological diversity and to other natural, recreation and cultural uses, managed for these purposes through legal or other effective means.

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PAD-US Statistics Dashboard

Welcome to the Gap Analysis Project (GAP) Protected Areas Statistics Dashboard.
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PAD-US Statistics Dashboard

Welcome to the Gap Analysis Project (GAP) Protected Areas Statistics Dashboard.
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Introduction to the PAD-US Viewer

Welcome to the Gap Analysis Project (GAP) Protected Areas Viewer.
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Introduction to the PAD-US Viewer

Welcome to the Gap Analysis Project (GAP) Protected Areas Viewer.
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PAD-US Help System

The USGS Protected Areas Database of the U.S. (PAD-US) is the official GIS-based national inventory of protected area boundaries within the U.S. It includes public lands and parks, Wilderness Areas, National Wildlife Refuges, reserves, conservation easements, Marine Protected Areas, and more. This Help System is being developed to provide users with more information about PAD-US data sources, data...
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PAD-US Help System

The USGS Protected Areas Database of the U.S. (PAD-US) is the official GIS-based national inventory of protected area boundaries within the U.S. It includes public lands and parks, Wilderness Areas, National Wildlife Refuges, reserves, conservation easements, Marine Protected Areas, and more. This Help System is being developed to provide users with more information about PAD-US data sources, data...
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