Short Citation:
Office for Coastal Management, 2021: Protected Areas, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/54398.

Item Identification

Title: Protected Areas
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2018-07-30
Abstract:

This dataset delineates the geospatial boundaries (as represented by the managing agencies) of marine and terrestrial protected areas in the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The feature class contains protected areas located in U.S. state and federal waters as well as those located within 20 miles of coastal submerged lands including hydrologically related rivers and bays to ensure this dataset is as detailed and complete as possible.

Purpose:

To support coastal and ocean planning and other activities pursuant to the Energy Policy Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Rivers and Harbors Act and the Submerged Lands Act.

Supplemental Information:

The native coordinate system for this layer is WGS 1984 World Mercator (ESPG: 3395). Please note: all MarineCadastre.gov data served by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management and hosted through Esri REST services are in the WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere (EPSG: 3857) projection.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Governance/Management
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category boundaries
ISO 19115 Topic Category location
ISO 19115 Topic Category location
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Marine Boundaries
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Marine Protected Areas, MPAs
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Ocean Conservation
None Bureau of Land Management
None Conservation
None Federal Lands
None Land Manager
None Land Ownership
None Land Stewardship
None Local Government Lands
None Marine Conservation Areas
None Marine Protected Areas
None Ocean Conservation
None Outdoor Recreation
None Parks
None Private Lands
None Protected Area
None Public Lands
None State Lands
None U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
None U.S. Forest Service

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Continent > North America > United States Of America
None Alabama, AL
None Alaska, AK
None American Samoa, AS
None Atlantic
None California, CA
None Coastal Waters
None Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, MP
None Connecticut, CT
None Delaware, DE
None District of Columbia, DC
None Florida, FL
None Georgia, GA
None Guam, GU
None Gulf of Mexico
None Hawaii, HI
None Louisiana, LA
None Maine, ME
None Maryland, MD
None Massachusetts, MA
None Mississippi, MS
None National
None New Hampshire, NH
None New Jersey, NJ
None New York, NY
None North Carolina, NC
None Oregon, OR
None Pacific
None Puerto Rico, PR
None Rhode Island, RI
None South Carolina, SC
None Texas, TX
None United States Virgin Islands, VI
None United States, USA
None Vermont, VT
None Virginia, VA
None Washington, WA
None West Virginia, WV

Physical Location

City: North Charleston
State/Province: SC

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Map (digital)
Distribution Liability:

NOAA makes no warranties or representations whatsoever regarding the availability, quality, accuracy, content, completeness or suitability for the user's needs of such information. The services, information, and data made available on the Marine Cadastre web site are provided "as is" without warranties of any kind. These data are intended for coastal and ocean use planning. Not for navigation. http://www.marinecadastre.gov/about/disclaimer.html

Data Set Credit: CREDIT: NOAA ORIGINATORS: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Office for Coastal Management (OCM);

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 792217
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 792219
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 792218
Date Effective From: 2018-06
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NOAA Office for Coastal Management (NOAA/OCM)
Address: 2234 South Hobson Ave
Charleston, SC 29405-2413
Email Address: coastal.info@noaa.gov
Phone: (843) 740-1202
URL: https://coast.noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 792222
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 180
N° Bound: 70.170473
S° Bound: -15.38615

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 792221
Time Frame Type: Discrete
Start: 2018-07-30
Description:

ground condition

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Use Constraints:

See access and use constraints information.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 794502
Download URL: ftp://ftp.coast.noaa.gov/pub/MSP/ORT/ProtectedAreas.zip
Distributor:
File Name: Protected Areas

Distribution 2

CC ID: 794503
Download URL: https://coast.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/OceanReportingTool/
Distributor:
File Name: ORT Map Service

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 792215
URL: https://marinecadastre.gov/oceanreports
Name: Ocean Reports
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

More information and online data visualization.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.4.1.5713

Data Quality

Accuracy:

The attributes in this dataset are believed to be accurate.

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

Maximum scale of intended use is 1:80,000.

Completeness Report:

Spatial and attribute properties are believed to be complete, although attribute information has been simplified. Geometric thresholds from original data are preserved. No tests have been completed for exhaustiveness.

Conceptual Consistency:

These data are believed to be logically consistent. Geometry is topologically clean.

Lineage

Sources

(multiple, see details in other citation field)

CC ID: 792200
Contact Name: USDA Forest Service
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-25
Citation URL: https://data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/edw/edw_resources/shp/S_USA.FSCommonNames.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This layer was used to delineate the geospatial boundaries of lands and waters administered by the USDA Forest Service (USFS) classified as National Forests, National Monuments, and National Wilderness Areas.

Administrative Boundaries of National Park System Units 7/02/2018 - National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) NPS National Parks Dataset

CC ID: 792208
Contact Name: National Park Service (NPS)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-07-02
Citation URL: http://science.nature.nps.gov/nrdata
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This layer was used to delineate the geospatial boundary set for lands and waters administered by the National Park Service (NPS) classified as National Parks, National Monuments, and National Seashores.

BLM National NLCS National Monuments, National Conservation Areas and Similar Designations Polygons

CC ID: 792202
Contact Name: U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-07
Citation URL: https://gis.blm.gov/EGISDownload/LayerPackages/BLM_National_NLCS_NatlMonuments_NatlConservationAreas_poly.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This polygon feature class was used to delineate the spatial extent and boundaries of the BLM National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) National Monuments.

BLM National NLCS Wilderness Areas and Wilderness Study Areas

CC ID: 792201
Contact Name: U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-07
Citation URL: https://landscape.blm.gov/geoportal/rest/document?id=%7BFA74D22F-A367-47EF-B01D-1AD155318E34%7D
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This polygon feature class was used to delineate the spatial extent and boundaries of the BLM National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS) Wilderness Areas.

Federal and State Waters

CC ID: 792199
Contact Name: NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2018-06-01
Source Contribution:

Delineates U.S. federal sovereign waters including the 12 nautical mile territorial sea, 24 nautical mile contiguous zone, and 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) as well as states jurisdiction under the Submerged Lands Act. This feature class was used to extract features.

FWSInterest_Simplified

CC ID: 792203
Contact Name: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-11-30
Citation URL: https://ecos.fws.gov/ServCat/DownloadFile/138896
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This layer provided simplified external boundaries for lands and waters administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), including those classified as National Wildlife Refuges or National Monuments.

MPAI_2017

CC ID: 792205
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office Of National Marine Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Marine Protected Areas Center (MPAC)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2017-06-01
Citation URL: https://marineprotectedareas.noaa.gov/media/data/MPAI2017gdb.zip
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

The MPA Inventory catalog provided geospatial boundary information and attribution for features managed in the the National Marine Protected Areas System under U.S. federal, state, territorial, local, and tribal jurisdiction.

National Marine Sanctuary GIS Data

CC ID: 792204
Contact Role Type: Originator
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Citation URL: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/library/imast_gis.html
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

Extracted vector files were used to delineate NMS boundaries.

Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US)

CC ID: 792207
Contact Name: USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP)
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2016-05-05
Citation URL: https://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/padus/data/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This dataset provided state park boundaries and some degree of contextual information about protected areas.

Reserve Boundary GIS Data

CC ID: 792206
Contact Name: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) System-wide Monitoring Program Centralized Data Management Office
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2004-01-01
Citation URL: http://www.nerrsdata.org/
Citation URL Name: Source Online Linkage
Citation URL Description:

URL where the source data were originally accessed.

Source Contribution:

This layer provided boundaries for most lands and waters classified as National Estuarine Research Reserves.

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 792209
Description:

Extract National Estuarine Research Reserve, Marine National Monument, National Monument, National Park, National Marine Sanctuaries, National Seashore, National Wildlife Refuge, National Wilderness Area, polygons intersecting FederalAndStateWaters and located up to 20 miles inland of the coastline. Dissolve extracted polygons to multi-part features by site name and combine into a single feature class.

Process Date/Time: 2018-07-01 00:00:00

Process Step 2

CC ID: 792210
Description:

For each site, set the "URL" field to a website created by the managing agency, if available, or use the provided "no information" link ("http://marinecadastre.gov/noinfo/").

Process Date/Time: 2018-07-01 00:00:00

Process Step 3

CC ID: 792211
Description:

Extract PADUS1_4 features within FederalAndStateWaters state waters component or located up to 20 miles inland of the coastline that are classified as State Parks and append.

Process Date/Time: 2018-07-01 00:00:00

Process Step 4

CC ID: 792212
Description:

Repair all source feature geometry and then re-project into WGS 1984 World Mercator.

Process Date/Time: 2018-07-01 00:00:00

Process Step 5

CC ID: 792213
Description:

Extract MPAI_2017 features within FederalAndStateWaters state waters component or located up to 20 miles inland of the coastline. Remove any federal or fishing/boating restriction sites (sites designated as 'Bottomfish Restricted Fishing Area', 'Cape Cod Bay Year-Round Fish Pot Trawl Floating Ground Line Prohibition Area', 'Closure Area', 'Crab Sanctuary', 'Crab Spawning Sanctuary', 'Fishery Management Area', 'Fishery Research Area', 'Game Land', 'Harvest Prohibited Area', 'Harvest Prohibited or Restricted Area', 'Harvesting of Oysters Prohibited Area', 'Nursery Areas', 'Right Whale Critical Habitat and Adjacent Waters Restricted Gear Area', 'Shellfish Management Area', 'Shellfish Preserve', 'Special Area Management Plan', 'Special Closure', 'Trawl Nets Prohibited Areas','Manatee Protection Zones', 'Motorboats Prohibited Zone', or 'No Entry Zone') and append remaining state sites.

Process Date/Time: 2018-07-01 00:00:00

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity (ENT) Protected Areas

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 54398
Metadata Record Created By: Anna Verrill
Metadata Record Created: 2018-10-25 12:07+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Jesse Brass
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-10-07 10:41+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-12-17
Owner Org: OCM
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-12-18