Guides & Case Studies

Analyzing and interpreting spatial information.

Protected Areas Database of the United States, PAD-US (CBI Edition) V2

Focusing on protected areas of the US

Protected areas are the cornerstone around which regional, national and international conservation strategies area developed. Through protected area designations, land and water are set aside in-perpetuity to preserve functioning natural ecosystems, act as refuges for species, provide public access to recreation and the preservation of natural historic sites. 

The Conservation Biology Institute has been managing a protected area database of the United States since 1999, PAD-US (CBI Edition) Version 2 is the most current release of these data.  The ...