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Protected Areas Database of the U.S. version 1.4


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The Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) is the official inventory of protected open space in the United States. With over 3 billion acres in thousands of holdings, the spatial data in PAD-US include public lands, overlapping management designations, and Marine Protected Areas held in trust by national, state, some local governments, and by some nonprofit conservation organizations.

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This ScienceBase Item provides a Bioscape in the Biogeographic Information System. Bioscapes provide logical collections of data resources that work together to tell a particular story or provide some type of application functionality. This Bioscape for PAD-US provides the various data views available from the data system for online interaction in a map viewer.




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