Information About Protected U.S. Lands
Protected Areas Database
15% of the United States' land area (more than 347 million acres) is highly protected conservation lands, and understanding conservation efforts in these areas just became a lot easier!
Information about the more than 22,000 protected areas in this acreage is now available online at the Protected Areas Database of the United States.
This comprehensive database is essential for species and habitat conservation decisions and other open space management decisions. It provides the most current information on
- geographic boundaries,
- land classification (federal, state, city or private),
- land owner or manager,
- management designation
- and much more.
This database is hosted by the USGS National Biological Information Infrastructure.
Edited by Carolyn Allen, Managing Editor of Solutions For Green