Webinar: America's Inventory of Parks and Protected Areas: An overview of the PAD-US system

Event Type: 
GNLCC Webinar
Date and Time: 
Nov 16, 2016 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MST

Hosts: Great Northern, Southern Rockies, Great Basin, and Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperatives
Presenter: Lisa Johnson, Boise State University

America's tremendous asset base of protected areas is critical for conservation planning, natural resource management, recreation, public health and more. These include national parks and forests, wildlife sanctuaries, state beaches and parks, county open space, city parks, land trust preserves, conservation easements, marine protected areas and more. Altogether, these areas cover over 3 billion acres and are managed by thousands of public agencies and non-profit organizations that serve current and future generations. A complete and current database of these places is a critical tool to achieve organizational missions across jurisdictions. Join us to learn about the PAD-US system, the recent update, available maps and information, applications, our vision for the future and opportunities to help.

About the presenter: Lisa Johnson has been the PAD-US Coordinator for several years, working as a USGS cooperator out of Boise State University with the Gap Analysis Program (GAP) Program Manager, Kevin Gergely. She enjoys helping people apply PAD-US to serve the public interest while learning how to make improvements.



Protected areas illustrated by the primary managing entity from the PAD-US geodatabase.  PAD-US provides detailed information about managers from source data (Local Manager) along with standardized "Manager Name" for the nation. Large federal land holdings in the western US and Marine Protected Areas are prominent in the map at this scale.