Protected areas are cornerstones of national and international conservation strategies. By way of these designations, lands and waters are set-aside in-perpetuity to preserve functioning natural ecosystems, act as refuges for species, and maintain ecological processes. Complementary conservation strategies preserve land for the sustainable use of natural resources, or for the protection of significant geologic and cultural features or open space. PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition) attempts to include all available spatial data on these places. It is our goal to publish the most comprehensive geospatial data set of U. S. protected areas to date. PAD-US 1.1 (CBI Edition) is limited to the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii....
The Protected natural areas of the U.S. Virgin Islands, compiled and identified by the U.S. Virgin Islands Gap Analysis Project (USVIGAP), display terrestrial protected natural areas designated for natural resource conservation in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as areas with government regulation that have the potential to protect natural resources. The protection of natural areas is an essential step in conserving biodiversity and maintaining ecosystem services. The benefits and services provided by natural areas include clean water and air, sustainable wildlife populations and habitats, stable slopes and productive soils, genetic reservoirs, recreational opportunities and spiritual refugia. These benefits are...
These layers show land ownership and status of all Canadian and U.S. lands that fall within the boundaries of the Great Northern Landscae Conservation Cooperative. Layers were compiled from various sources, each with it’s own metadata reference file.
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Multiple systems exist classifying the protection status of lands on a national and global scale. To quantify the level of protected status of lands within the SRLCC, a classification scheme developed by the U.S. Geological Survey GAP program was used. This system classifies parcels of land on a 1-4 scale, with 1 being the most protected and 4 the least. Protected Areas Database of the US, PAD-US (CBI Edition) 2012. Conservation Biology Institute. [Online]. Available: http://consbio.org/products/projects/2
GAP Status 1 and 2 areas were extracted from the Protected Areas database for use in Spotted Frog conservation element. GAP status is found in the GAP_Sts field. This raster layer was converted fromt the vector file ngb_DV_REC_Protected_Areas_poly
This dataset shows Marinas within the Gulf of Mexico
This is a clip of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre World Protected Database. For full metadata, please refer to the pdf document attached to this record.
The Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) is a geodatabase, hosted by the USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP), that illustrates and describes public land ownership, management and conservation lands nationally, including voluntarily provided privately protected areas. The lands included in PAD-US are assigned conservation measures that describe the level of management intent for the preservation of biological diversity and indicate other natural, recreational and cultural uses managed through legal or other effective means. GAP seeks to provide land managers, policy makers and the conservation community with pertainent information to make informed decisions regarding priority areas for conservation....
These data represent a potential Conservation Target of the Working Lands Priority Resource (PR) for the PFLCC. Working Lands were delineated by extracting forestry and agriculture related land covers from the Cooperative Land Cover v. 3.2 (December 2016) and then refined using CLIP 4.0 Aggregated Model. The Critical Lands and Waters Identification Project (CLIP) is a collection of spatial data that identify statewide priorities for a broad range of natural resources in Florida. For additional information and metadata regarding the CLIP project see the Critical Lands and Waters Identification Project gallery found on the PFLCC’s Conservation Planning Atlas website (https://pflcc.databasin.org/galleries/47674f339d6d4780b2d17d0ec89bea1f)....
This map layer shows major ports in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A port is a city, town, or urban area with a harbor where ships load or unload. This is a revised version of the July 2012 map layer.
This web mapping service was set up to display data from GeoBC in DataBasin on 5/12/2014.
This data shows Boat Ramp locations in the Gulf of Mexico. Each data set was compiled from each state, including, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Data for some of the states may not be completely up to date or completely accurate.
This GIS file provides the latest compilation (as of the 18th of September of 2015) of the natural protected areas of Puerto Rico. This dataset includes all protected areas owned and managed or co-managed for the conservation of nature and its natural resources by the following agencies and organizations: Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, Para la Naturaleza, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, Ciudadanos del Karso, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Luis Muñoz Marin Foundation, University of Puerto Rico, and the Puerto Rico National Parks Program. The attribute table provides information about each protected area: year when the protected area was first...
This polygon data set includes the protected areas of North America that are managed by national, state, provincial, or territorial authorities. As defined by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a protected area is an “area of land and/or sea especially dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and managed through legal or other effective means.” The data set was assembled from other public data sets containing data on protected areas in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Protected area data were obtained from Natural Resources Canada and the Quebec Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks...
Protected areas were used to determine the amount of human disturbance within the analysis unit for Columbia spotted frog modeled habitat. GAP status 1 and 2 areas were extracted from the USGS protected areas database and used within zonal statistics to determine the amount of the analysis unit within protected areas.> 60 % = good25-60% = moderate