California Protected Areas Data Portal


Protected Areas Data Resources

Information about protected areas and data in California and beyond:


Selected California state agencies:

California Council of Land Trusts (CCLT) - the organization of all land trusts in California

Bay Area Open Space Council - collaborative of agencies and land trusts in the San Francisco Bay Area

California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS) - California association of park professionals

GreenInfo Network - nonprofit support organization for other public interest groups and agencies; CPAD and CCED publisher


USGS Gap Analysis Program - Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US)

National Conservation Easement Database (NCED)

National Marine Proected Areas Center (NOAA) - for offshore areas under conservation protections

MarineMap (NOAA) - mapping application for Marine Protected Areas

Land Trust Alliance - the national (and international) organization of land trusts

Trust for Public Land - Conservation Almanac  (data on conservation finance)

Trust for Public Land - Parkscore web site (park rankings for 30+ cities nationally)

City Parks Alliance - Advoacy organization for urban parks

National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) - national organization of park professionals; also manages its PRORAGIS parks data system.


World Database of Protected Areas (WDPA) - a joint project of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Center (WCMC) - the mapping and download site for the WDPA

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