Protected Areas Database for New Mexico

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Identification Information

Citation
Citation Information
Originator US Geological Survey (USGS) Gap Analysis Program (GAP)
Publication Date 2014-01-27
Publication Time 11:00:18
Title Protected Areas Database for New Mexico
Geospatial Data Presentation Form vector digital data
Publication Information
Publication Place Idaho
Publisher USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP)
Other Citation Details
Online Linkage http://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/PADUS
Online Linkage https://gstore.unm.edu/apps/rgisarchive/datasets/a8b934f4-4377-402d-b455-5e0ccc65ee36/pad_nm.original.zip
Online Linkage https://gstore.unm.edu/apps/rgisarchive/datasets/a8b934f4-4377-402d-b455-5e0ccc65ee36/metadata/FGDC-STD-001-1998.xml
Online Linkage https://gstore.unm.edu/apps/rgisarchive/datasets/a8b934f4-4377-402d-b455-5e0ccc65ee36/metadata/FGDC-STD-001-1998.html
Online Linkage https://gstore.unm.edu/apps/rgisarchive/datasets/a8b934f4-4377-402d-b455-5e0ccc65ee36/metadata/ISO-19115:2003.xml
Online Linkage https://gstore.unm.edu/apps/rgisarchive/datasets/a8b934f4-4377-402d-b455-5e0ccc65ee36/metadata/ISO-19115:2003.html
Online Linkage https://gstore.unm.edu/apps/rgisarchive/datasets/a8b934f4-4377-402d-b455-5e0ccc65ee36/metadata/ISO-19110.xml
Larger Work Citation
Description
Abstract The Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) is a geodatabase, managed by USGS GAP, that illustrates and describes public land ownership, management and other conservation lands, including voluntarily provided privately protected areas. The State, Regional and LCC geodatabases contain two feature classes. The PADUS1_3_FeeEasement feature class and the national MPA feature class. Legitimate and other protected area overlaps exist in the full inventory, with Easements loaded on top of Fee. Parcel data within a protected area are dissolved in this file that powers the PAD-US Viewer. As overlaps exist, GAP creates separate analytical layers to summarize area statistics for "GAP Status Code" and "Owner Name". Contact the PAD-US Coordinator for more information. The lands included in PAD-US are assigned conservation measures that qualify their intent to manage lands for the preservation of biological diversity and to other natural, recreational and cultural uses; managed for these purposes through legal or other effective means. The geodatabase includes: 1) Geographic boundaries of public land ownership and voluntarily provided private conservation lands (e.g., Nature Conservancy Preserves); 2) The combination land owner, land manager, management designation or type, parcel name, GIS Acres and source of geographic information of each mapped land unit 3) GAP Status Code conservation measure of each parcel based on USGS National Gap Analysis Program (GAP) protection level categories which provide a measurement of management intent for long-term biodiversity conservation 4) IUCN category for a protected area's inclusion into UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre's World Database for Protected Areas. IUCN protected areas are defined as, "A clearly defined geographical space, recognized, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values" and are categorized following a classification scheme available through USGS GAP; 5) World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) Site Codes linking the multiple parcels of a single protected area in PAD-US and connecting them to the Global Community. As legitimate and other overlaps exist in the combined inventory GAP creates separate analytical layers to obtain area statistics for "GAP Status Code" and "Owner Name". PAD-US version 1.3 Combined updates include: 1) State, local government and private protected area updates delivered September 2011 from PAD-US State Data Stewards: CO (Colorado State University), FL (Florida Natural Areas Inventory), ID (Idaho Fish and Game), MA (The Commonwealth's Office of Geographic Information Systems, MassGIS), MO (University of Missouri, MoRAP), MT (Montana Natural Heritage Program), NM (Natural Heritage New Mexico), OR (Oregon Natural Heritage Program), VA (Department of Conservation and Recreation, Virginia Natural Heritage Program). 2) Select local government (i.e. county, city) protected areas (3,632) across the country (to complement the current PAD-US inventory) aggregated by the Trust for Public Land (TPL) for their Conservation Almanac that tracks the conservation finance movement across the country. 3) A new Date of Establishment field that identifies the year an area was designated or otherwise protected, attributed for 86% of GAP Status Code 1 and 2 protected areas. Additional dates will be provided in future updates. 4) A national wilderness area update from wilderness.net 5) The Access field that describes public access to protected areas as defined by data stewards or categorical assignment by Primary Designation Type. . The new Access Source field documents local vs. categorical assignments. See the PAD-US Standard Manual for more information: gapanalysis.usgs.gov/padus 6) The transfer of conservation measures (i.e. GAP Status Codes, IUCN Categories) and documentation (i.e. GAP Code Source, GAP Code Date) from PAD-US version 1.2 or categorical assignments (see PAD-US Standard) when not provided by data stewards 7) Integration of non-sensitive National Conservation Easement Database (NCED) easements from August 2011, July 2012 with PAD-US version 1.2 easements. Duplicates were removed, unless 'Stacked' = Y and multiple easements exist. 8) Unique ID's transferred from NCED or requested for new easements. NCED and PAD-US are linked via Source UID in the PAD-US version 1.3 Easement feature class. 9) Official (member and eligible) MPAs from the NOAA MPA Inventory (March 2011, www.mpa.gov) translated into the PAD-US schema with conservation measures transferred from PAD-US version 1.2 or categorically assigned to new protected areas. Contact the PAD-US Coordinator for documentation of categorical GAP Status Code assignments for MPAs. 10) Identified MPA records that overlap existing protected areas in the PAD-US Fee feature class (i.e. PADUS Overlap field in MPA feature class). For example, many National Wildlife Refuges and National Parks are also MPAs and are represented in the PAD-US MPA and Fee feature classes.
Purpose Purpose: The mission of the USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP) is to provide state, regional and national assessments of the conservation status of native vertebrate species and natural land cover types and to facilitate the application of this information to land management activities. The PAD-US geodatabase is required to organize and assess the management status (i.e. apply GAP Status Codes) of elements of biodiversity protection. The goal of GAP is to keep common species common by identifying species and plant communities not adequately represented in existing conservation lands. Common species are those not currently threatened with extinction. By identifying their habitats, Gap Analysis gives land managers and policy makers the information they need to make better-informed decisions when identifying priority areas for conservation. In cooperation with UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre, GAP ensures PAD-US also supports global analyses and policy decisions by maintaining World Database for Protected Areas (WDPA) Site Codes and data for International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) categorized protected areas in the United States. GAP seeks to increase the efficiency and accuracy of PAD-US updates by leveraging resources in protected areas data aggregation and maintenance as described in "A Map of the Future", published following the PAD-US Design Project (July, 2009) available at: gapanalysis.usgs.gov/padus.
Time Period of Content
Single Date/Time
Calendar Date 2012-11-30
Time Unknown
Currentness Reference Publication date
Status
Progress Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency Annually
Spatial Domain
Bounding Coordinates
West Bounding Coordinate -109.050113
East Bounding Coordinate -103.000673
North Bounding Coordinate 36.99943
South Bounding Coordinate 31.331905
Keywords
Theme
Thesaurus None
Keyword Protected Area
Keyword Land Manager
Keyword GAP Status Code
Keyword Land Stewardship
Keyword Land Ownership
Keyword Gap Analysis
Keyword Biodiversity
Keyword Conservation
Keyword Protection Status
Keyword IUCN Category
Theme
Thesaurus ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Keyword boundaries
Place
Thesaurus None
Keyword New Mexico
Keyword United States
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints It is strongly recommended that these data are directly acquired from the U.S. Geological Survey Gap Analysis Program server, and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way. It is also strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. The U.S. Geological Survey shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. All information is created with a specific end use or uses in mind. This is especially true for GIS data, which is expensive to produce and must be directed to meet the immediate program needs. However, these data were created with the expectation that they would be used for other applications; therefore, we list below both appropriate and inappropriate uses. This list is in no way exhaustive but should serve as a guide to assess whether a proposed use can or cannot be supported by these data. For many uses, it is unlikely that PAD-US will provide the only data needed, and for uses with a regulatory outcome, field surveys should verify the result. In the end, it will be the responsibility of each data user to determine if these data can answer the question being asked, and if they are the best tool to answer that question. While it is impossible to predict all the uses of these data we have listed several possible appropriate and inappropriate uses from GAP's perspective. The Nature Conservancy data were aggregated with consideration for the following Access constraints: The Nature Conservancy reserves all rights to the TNC data provided. All data are provided as is. The information provided is is not a survey quality dataset. The Nature Conservancy makes no warranty as to the currency, completeness, accuracy or utility of any specific data. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with these data. Use constraints: The Nature Conservancy shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein. Any sale, distribution, loan, or offering for use of these digital data, in whole or in part, is prohibited without the approval of the Nature Conservancy. The use of these data to produce other GIS products and services with the intent to sell for a profit is prohibited without the written consent of the Nature Conservancy. All parties receiving these data must be informed of these restrictions. The Nature Conservancy shall be acknowledged as data contributors to any reports or other products derived from these data. Appropriate uses of the data: primarily as a coarse map for a large area such as a county or to provide context for finer-level maps. A general list of possible applications include: -National, regional or statewide biodiversity planning -National, Regional or state habitat conservation planning -County comprehensive planning -Large-area resource management planning -Coarse-filter evaluation of potential impacts or benefits of major projects or plan initiatives on biodiversity, such as utility or transportation corridors, wilderness proposals, habitat connectivity proposals, climate change adaption proposals, regional open space and recreation proposals, etc. -Determining relative amounts of management responsibility for specific biological resources among land stewards to facilitate cooperative management and planning. -Basic research on regional distributions of plants and animals and to help target both specific species and geographic areas for needed research. -Environmental impact assessment for large projects or military activities. -Estimation of potential economic impacts from loss of biological resource-based activities. -Education at all levels and for both students and citizens. Inappropriate Uses: It is far easier to identify appropriate uses than inappropriate ones, however, there is a "fuzzy line" that is eventually crossed when the differences in resolution of the data, size of geographic area being analyzed, and precision of the answer required for the question are no longer compatible. Examples include: -Using the data to map small areas (less than thousands of hectares), typically requiring mapping resolution at 1:24,000 scale and using aerial photographs or ground surveys. -Combining these data with other data finer than 1:100,000 scale to produce new hybrid maps or answer queries. -Generating specific areal measurements from the data finer than the nearest thousand hectares -Establishing exact boundaries for regulation or acquisition. -Establishing definite occurrence or non-occurrence of any feature for an exact geographic area -Determining abundance, health, or condition of any feature. -Establishing a measure of accuracy of any other data by comparison with GAP data. -Altering the data in any way and redistributing them as a GAP data product. -Using the data without acquiring and reviewing the metadata and this report.
Point of Contact
Contact Information
Contact Person Primary
Contact Person
Contact Organization
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization USGS GAP Analysis Program - University of Idaho
Contact Person Lisa Duarte
Contact Position PAD-US Coordinator
Contact Address
Address Type mailing address
Address 530 S. Asbury St. Suite #1
City Moscow
State or Province ID
Postal Code 83843
Country
Contact Voice Telephone 208-885-3013
Contact Facsimile Telephone 208-885-3618
Contact Electronic Mail Address lduarte@uidaho.edu
Hours of Service 0800 - 1700 MT, M-F -7 hours GMT
Contact Instructions
Data Set Credit US Geological Survey, Gap Analysis Program (GAP). November 2012. Protected Areas Database of the United States (PADUS), version 1.3 Fee.
Native Data Set Environment Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.1.1.3143
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Data Quality Information

Attribute Accuracy Report
Report Unknown
Quantitative Attribute Accuracy Assessment
Attribute Accuracy Value
Attribute Accuracy Explanation
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Report
Report Unknown
Quantitative Horizontal Positional Accuracy Assessment
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Value
Horizontal Positional Accuracy Explanation
Logical Consistency Report Unknown
Completeness Report Unknown
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Source Information
Source Citation
Citation Information
Originator USGS GAP Analysis Program
Publication Date 2012
Publication Time
Title pad_nm
Geospatial Data Presentation Form
Publication Information
Publication Place
Publisher
Other Citation Details
Online Linkage http://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/PADUS
Source Scale Denominator
Type of Source Media online
Source Time Period of Content
Source Currentness Reference Unknown
Source Citation Abbreviation USGS GAP
Source Contribution Protected Areas Database of New Mexico
Process Step
Process Description Protected Areas Database for the US Southwest is downloaded and the data are clipped to New Mexico and reprojected to WGS_1984 coordinate system.
Process Date 2014-01-20
Process Time
Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Person Primary
Contact Person
Contact Organization
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization Earth Data Analysis Center
Contact Person
Contact Position Clearinghouse Manager
Contact Address
Address Type mailing and physical address
Address MSC01 1110
Address 1 University of New Mexico
City Albuquerque
State or Province NM
Postal Code 87131-0001
Country USA
Contact Voice Telephone 505-277-3622 ext. 230
Contact Facsimile Telephone 505-277-3614
Contact Electronic Mail Address clearinghouse@edac.unm.edu
Hours of Service 0800 - 1700 MT, M-F -7 hours GMT
Contact Instructions
Process Step
Process Description Integration of PAD-US State Data Steward updates through transfer of attributes when not managed by state (e.g. GAP Status Code, GAP Code Source, GAP Code Date, WDPA Code) and complete replacement of state, local government and private protected areas submitted. While PAD-US State Data Stewards serve as the foundation of PAD-US, federal land managers are the stewards of national federal lands data in the geodatabase.
Process Date 2011-02
Process Time
Process Contact
Contact Information
Contact Person Primary
Contact Person
Contact Organization
Contact Organization Primary
Contact Organization USGS GAP Analysis Program - University of Idaho
Contact Person Mason Croft
Contact Position Conservation Database Manager/GIS Analyst
Contact Address
Address Type mailing address
Address 530 S. Asbury St. Suite #1
City Moscow
State or Province ID
Postal Code 83843
Country
Contact Voice Telephone Unknown
Contact Facsimile Telephone
Contact Electronic Mail Address mcroft@uidaho.edu
Hours of Service
Contact Instructions
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Spatial Data Organization Information

Indirect Spatial Reference Method New Mexico
Direct Spatial Reference Method Vector
Point and Vector Object Information
SDTS Terms Description
SDTS Point and Vector Object Type GT-polygon composed of chains
Point and Vector Object Count 17383
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Spatial Reference Information

Spatial Reference
Name D_WGS_1984
Code EPSG:4326
URL http://www.epsg-registry.org/export.htm?gml=urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Reference
Name WGS_1984
Code EPSG:4326
URL http://www.epsg-registry.org/export.htm?gml=urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
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Entity and Attribute Information

Detailed Description
Entity Type
Entity Type LabelPAD NM
Entity Type Definition PAD-US Standards Manual available from GAP Website (gapanalysis.usgs.gov/padus) or PAD-US Coordinator
Entity Type Definition Source USGS
Attribute
Attribute Label FID
Attribute Definition Internal feature number.
Attribute Definition Source Esri
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute
Attribute Label Shape
Attribute Definition Feature geometry.
Attribute Definition Source ESRI
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute
Attribute Label Category
Attribute Definition General category for the protection mechanism associated with the protected area. 'Fee' is the most common way real estate is owned. A conservation 'easement' creates a legally enforceable land preservation agreement between a landowner and government agency or qualified land protection organization (i.e. land trust). 'Other' types of protection include leases, agreements or those over marine waters.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Category
Attribute
Attribute Label Own_Type
Attribute Definition General land owner description (e.g. Federal, Tribal, State, Private) standardized for the US. See MSL Owner Type Domain descriptions in PAD-US Standards Manual or geodatabase look up table for detailed descriptions.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value 01
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Federal
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 02
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Native American
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 03
Enumerated Domain Value Definition State
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 04
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Regional Agency
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 05
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Local Government
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 06
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Non-Governmental Organization
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 07
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Private
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 08
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Jointly Owned
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 09
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Unknown Landowner
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Attribute
Attribute Label Own_Name
Attribute Definition Land owner and primary entity responsible for managing parcel when 'Manager Name' is not attributed (e.g. USFS, State Fish and Game, City Land, TNC) standardized for the US. See MSL Owner Name Domain descriptions in PAD-US Standards Manual or geodatabase look up table for detailed descriptions.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value 0110
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0120
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Bureau of Reclamation (BOR)
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0125
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0130
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Forest Service (USFS)
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0135
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Department of Defense (DOD)
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0140
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Department of Energy (DOE)
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0145
Enumerated Domain Value Definition National Park Service (NPS)
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0155
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0220
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Native American Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0310
Enumerated Domain Value Definition State Park and Recreation
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0320
Enumerated Domain Value Definition State Land Board
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0330
Enumerated Domain Value Definition State Fish and Wildlife
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0350
Enumerated Domain Value Definition State Department of Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0410
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Regional Agency Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0510
Enumerated Domain Value Definition City Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0520
Enumerated Domain Value Definition County Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0610
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Audubon Society
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0620
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Land Trust
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0630
Enumerated Domain Value Definition The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0710
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Private Landowner
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0720
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Private Institution
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0800
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Joint Ownership
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 0910
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Unknown
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Attribute
Attribute Label Loc_Own
Attribute Definition The actual name of the land owner provided by the data source, to complement the standardized 'Owner Name' field (e.g. State Fish and Wildlife is the standardized 'Owner Name' but Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is the 'Local Owner'). Not standardized in MSL.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Land Owner Name
Attribute
Attribute Label Mang_Name
Attribute Definition This field is attributed when the agency or entity responsible for managing a parcel differs from the 'Owner Name'. Not standardized in MSL.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Mang Name
Attribute
Attribute Label P_Des_Tp
Attribute Definition The primary land management description or designation, standardized for nation (e.g. Area of Critical Environmental Concern resides in this field with Big Bear, as an example, in the 'Primary Designation Name' field. See MSL Primary Designation Type domain descriptions for details and Appendix A for crosswalk and definitions.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value 100
Enumerated Domain Value Definition National Park
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 101
Enumerated Domain Value Definition National Forest-National Grassland
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 103
Enumerated Domain Value Definition National Wildlife Refuge
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 104
Enumerated Domain Value Definition National Natural Landmark
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 107
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Native American Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 109
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Protective Management Area - Feature
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 110
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Protective Management Area - Land, Lake or River
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 111
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Habitat or Species Management Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 112
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Recreation Management Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 113
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Resource Management Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 114
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Wild and Scenic River
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 115
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Research and Educational Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 117
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Wilderness Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 118
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Area of Critical Environmental Concern
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 119
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Research Natural Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 120
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Historic / Cultural Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 122
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Military Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 123
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Watershed Protection Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 125
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Special Designation Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 126
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Other Designation
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 127
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Not Designated
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 300
Enumerated Domain Value Definition State Park
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 302
Enumerated Domain Value Definition State Trust Lands
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 500
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Local Conservation Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 501
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Local Recreation Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 503
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Local Other
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 700
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Private Conservation Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 701
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Agricultural Protection Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 703
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Forest Stewardship Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Attribute
Attribute Label P_Loc_Ds
Attribute Definition The primary land management description or designation as provided by data source. Not standardized in MSL.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Primary Land Management Description Data Source
Attribute
Attribute Label P_Des_Nm
Attribute Definition The name of protected area only (with no designation type) standardized to Proper Case without acronyms or parcel identifiers. This field enables users to search for a protected area by name, regardless of how many parcels it contains but can be concatenated with the Primary Designation Type field. The Primary Local Name field, from the data source, is calculated into this field and standardized. In previous PAD-US versions the designation type was included. This field is in transition to the updated standard.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Name of the Protected Area
Attribute
Attribute Label P_Loc_Nm
Attribute Definition The name of the protected area as provided by the data source not standardized for the US. As a result, this field may include designations, different formats, spelling errors, unit or area identifiers unique to parcels but joins to source data files.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Name of the protected area provided by data source
Attribute
Attribute Label Status
Attribute Definition Current legal or "official" standing of the site defined as: Designated - Site has been legally or administratively decreed; Proposed - Site has approval but is awaiting legal declaration/decree; Other - Site is recognized in a manner not otherwise classified or Unknown - Current status of this site is not known.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Status
Attribute
Attribute Label State_Nm
Attribute Definition Name of state or territory spelled out in Proper Case. See domain descriptions in PAD-US Standards Manual or geodatabase look up table for details.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain State Name
Attribute
Attribute Label Agg_Src
Attribute Definition Organization credited with data aggregation and name of aggregated data set. Attributed in the format 'organization name_filename.filetype' (e.g. TNC_SecuredAreas2008.shp). Use acronym or replace spaces with underscore. A data aggregator submits data in the PAD-US schema according to standards and/or aggregates regional or national datasets with required fields for PAD-US translation.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Name of aggregated data set
Attribute
Attribute Label GIS_Src
Attribute Definition The source of GIS spatial and attribute information the aggregator obtained (e.g. WYG&F_whmas08.shp) for each record. Preferably files names match original source data to facilitate future updates.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain GIS data source
Attribute
Attribute Label Src_Date
Attribute Definition : The date (mm/dd/yyyy) GIS data was obtained by the data source for aggregation. If month or day is unknown date is 00. This date represents the best available data the source has to support management at the time.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Date GIS Data obtained
Attribute
Attribute Label GIS_Acres
Attribute Definition Acres calculated from the 'calculate geometry' tool
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Acres
Attribute
Attribute Label Source_UID
Attribute Definition Unique Source ID
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Source ID
Attribute
Attribute Label Source_PAI
Attribute Definition Source PA Identifier
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Source PA Identifier
Attribute
Attribute Label S_Des_Tp
Attribute Definition Additional or overarching management designation of a protected area polygon under which another may overlap (e.g. National Forest is described in this field, while an overlapping Wilderness Area is in the Primary Designation Type). See MSL domain descriptions in PADUS Standards Manual or geodatabase look up table for details.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value 100
Enumerated Domain Value Definition National Park
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 102
Enumerated Domain Value Definition National Trail
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 107
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Native American Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 113
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Resource Management Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 122
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Military Land
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 124
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Access Area
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 302
Enumerated Domain Value Definition State Trust Lands
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Attribute
Attribute Label S_Loc_Ds
Attribute Definition Proteced Area Designation
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Secondary Protected Area Local Designation
Attribute
Attribute Label S_Loc_Nm
Attribute Definition Secondary Protected Area Name.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Secondary Protected Area Local name
Attribute
Attribute Label GAP_Sts
Attribute Definition The GAP Status Code is a measure of management intent to conserve biodiversity defined as follows:
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value 1
Enumerated Domain Value Definition An area having permanent protection from conversion of natural land cover and a mandated management plan in operation to maintain a natural state within which disturbance events (of natural type, frequency, intensity, and legacy) are allowed to proceed without interference or are mimicked through management.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 2
Enumerated Domain Value Definition An area having permanent protection from conversion of natural land cover and a mandated management plan in operation to maintain a primarily natural state, but which may receive uses or management practices that degrade the quality of existing natural communities, including suppression of natural disturbance.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 3
Enumerated Domain Value Definition An area having permanent protection from conversion of natural land cover for the majority of the area, but subject to extractive uses of either a broad, low-intensity type (e.g., logging, OHV recreation) or localized intense type (e.g., mining). It also confers protection to federally listed endangered and threatened species throughout the area.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value 4
Enumerated Domain Value Definition There are no known public or private institutional mandates or legally recognized easements or deed restrictions held by the managing entity to prevent conversion of natural habitat types to anthropogenic habitat types. The area generally allows conversion to unnatural land cover throughout or management intent is unknown.
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Attribute
Attribute Label GAPCdSrc
Attribute Definition An acronym to describe the organization(s) that applied the Gap Status Code to the polygon. This field also describes the methods used for assigning GAP Status as follows: 'GAP - Default' is assigned when GAP's categorical assignment of status has been applied, without more detailed review or inquiry. 'GAP' is assigned when standard methods (management plan reviewed and/or land manager interviewed to assign GAP Status to a protected area) apply as provided above. 'GAP - other organization' (e.g. GAP - NPS) applies when the measure is assigned in partnership with GAP, including review. When another organization applied GAP Status according to their methods then 'other organization' (e.g. TNC) is assigned. See the PADUS Standards Manual for more information.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain GAP Status Code Source
Attribute
Attribute Label GAPCdDt
Attribute Definition The most current Year (yyyy) the GAP Status Code was assigned to the polygon.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain GAP Status Code Date
Attribute
Attribute Label IUCN_cat
Attribute Definition International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) management categories assigned to protected areas for inclusion in the UNEP- World Conservation Monitoring Center's (WCMC) World Database for Protected Areas (WDPA) and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation's (CEC) North American Terrestrial Protected Areas Database. IUCN defines a protected area as, "A clearly defined geographical space, recognized, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values". Categorization follows as: Category Ia: Strict Nature Reserves are strictly protected areas set aside to protect biodiversity and also possibly geological / geomorphological features, where human visitation, use and impacts are strictly controlled and limited to ensure preservation of the conservation values. Such protected areas can serve as indispensible reference areas for scientific research and monitoring. Category Ib: Wilderness Areas are protected areas are usually large unmodified or slightly modified areas, retaining their natural character and influence, without permanent or significant human habitation, which are protected and managed so as to preserve their natural condition. Category II: National Park protected areas are large natural or near natural areas set aside to protect large-scale ecological processes, along with the complement of species and ecosystems characteristic of the area, which also provide a foundation for environmentally and culturally compatible spiritual, scientific, educational, recreational and visitor opportunities. Category III: Natural Monument or Feature protected areas are set aside to protect a specfic natural monument, which can be a land form, sea mount, submarine caverns, geological feature such as caves or even a living feature such as an ancient grove. They are generally quite small protected areas and often have high visitor value. Category IV: Habitat/species management protected areas aim to protect particular species or habitats and management reflects this priority. Many category IV protected areas will need regular, active interventions to address the requirements of particular species or to maintain habitats, but this is not a requirement of this category. Category V: Protected landscape/seascape protected areas occur where the interaction of people and nature over time has produced an area of distinct character with significant ecological, biological, cultural and scenic value. Category VI: Protected area with sustainable use of natural resources are generally large, with much of the area in a more-or-less natural condition and wherea a proportion is under sustainable natural resource management and where such exploitation is seen as one of the main aims of the area. See the PADUS Standards Manual for a summary of methods.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value Ia
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Strict Nature Reserves
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value Ib
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Wilderness Areas
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value II
Enumerated Domain Value Definition National Park
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value III
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Natural Monument or Feature
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value IV
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Habitat / Species Management
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value Unassigned
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Unassigned
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value V
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Protected landscape / seascape
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value VI
Enumerated Domain Value Definition VI: Protected area with sustainable use of natural resources
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Attribute
Attribute Label Access
Attribute Definition Level of public access permitted. Open, no special requirements for public access to the property (may include regular hours available); Restricted ? requires a special permit from the owner for access, a registration permit on public land or has highly variable times when open to use; Closed ? no public access allowed (land bank property, special ecological study areas, military bases, etc. Unknown ? no available information. Access is assigned categorically by Primary Designation Type (See the PAD-US Standards Manual) when Unknown.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Enumerated Domain
Enumerated Domain Value OA
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Open Access
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value RA
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Restricted Access
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value XA
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Closed
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Enumerated Domain Value UK
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Unknown
Enumerated Domain Value Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program PADUS Standards Manual
Attribute
Attribute Label Access_Src
Attribute Definition Documents the Source of Access domain assignment (e.g. State Data Steward or GAP Default categorical assignment). When locally assigned Access Source identifies that organization, generally the ?Aggregator Source?, and follows the Aggregator Source standard. If Access is ?Unknown?, categorical assignments are made by Primary Designation Type and Access Source = ?GAP Default?.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Access Source
Attribute
Attribute Label Date_Est
Attribute Definition The Year (yyyy) the protected area was designated, decreed or otherwise established. Date is assigned by name, regardless of overlaps in topology (e.g. Yellowstone National Park: 1872, Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area: 1980)
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Date
Attribute
Attribute Label Comments
Attribute Definition Comments from either the original data source or aggregator.
Attribute Definition Source USGS GAP Analysis Program
Attribute Domain Values
Unrepresentable Domain Comments
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