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Updated databases for Protected Areas and Conservation Easements

By Saba Gebreamlak, October 1, 2021

GreenInfo Network has released updates to the California Protected Areas Database (v2021a) and the California Conservation Easement Database (v2021a).

CPAD and CCED are California’s authoritative parks and open space databases, covering more than 12,000 easements and over 15,800 parks and other protected areas, held by more than 1,500 agencies and nonprofits. CPAD and CCED are used for conservation planning, fire impact analysis, park needs assessments, and more.

In response to steady requests and in anticipation of the 30×30 Campaign for Nature to conserve 30 percent of California’s land and waters by 2030, we have taken steps to include GAP status codes — measures of management intent to conserve biodiversity — in this release.

We’ve added over 65,000 acres and 300 new units as well as substantial new easement lands totaling more than 60,000 acres.

Download the data and learn more at www.calands.org. You can also sign up for our newsletter and contribute data and corrections through MapCollaborator.

Saba Gebreamlak is Geospatial Analyst with GreenInfo Network, Oakland.

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