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Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) Data Download

Download the Protected Areas Database (PAD-US).

Data are available for download Nationally, by Region, LCC, or State / Territory boundary. Use the radio buttons below to select your desired file type — either ESRI ArcGIS 10 Geodatabase or Shapefile. Each includes a Readme.txt file that provides a description of the items contained with the data download.

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ArcGIS 10 Geodatabase

Data are also available as national KMZ files. This .zip file contains 23 symbology layers. Download as .kmz

How to Cite Data:

U.S. Geological Survey, Gap Analysis Program (GAP). May 2016. Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US), version 1.4 Combined Feature Class.