Overview of NYPAD Data

The New York Protected Areas Database (NYPAD) is intended to be the most comprehensive geospatial dataset of protected lands in New York State. Protected lands are defined as those lands which are protected, designated, or functioning as conservation lands, open space, natural areas, or recreational areas through fee ownership, easement, management agreement, current land use, or other mechanism. The geospatial and associated attribute data were assembled from the best available data sources of protected areas, including county cadastral (tax parcel) data; federal, state and local agencies; and organizations whose missions include land conservation and management.

Download NYPAD v1.4 Geodatabase (released March 24, 2016)