Online Sources of Public Lands and Recreation Statistics

This site provides links to data sources used to produce statistical tables and graphics for the annual report. References have been extracted from the CEQ 1997 Environmental Quality report and updated as of May 2000.


Online Reports, Databases, and Websites

Agency Title Abstract
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Report of the Forest Service Provides information and data on management, protection, and use of the Nation's forests and rangelands.
  Forest Service Data and Information Systems Links to databases on national forests units, land areas of the national forest system, forest land distribution data for the United States, and more.
  Land Areas of the National Forest System Acreage data for national forests, purchase units, national grasslands, land utilization project areas, experimental forest areas, experimental range areas, designated experimental areas, other land areas, water areas, and interests in lands that are administered by the USDA Forest Service or designated for administration through the Forest Service.
  National Wilderness Preservation System Database Links to a search engine for information about every wilderness unit (628 units) in the United States, a download site for spreadsheets on the entire system, and a report on key attributes and trends.
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Science and Technology Fisheries of the United States, 1998 Download statistics on and review of commercial and recreational fisheries of the United States. PDF format.
  Our Living Oceans: Report on the Status of U.S. Living Marine Resources, 1999 Current assessment of U.S. living resources and fisheries. PDF format.
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management National Estuarine Research Reserve System Links to information and current status of designated and proposed national estuarine research reserves.
  National Marine Sanctuaries Program Links to information and current status of designated and proposed national marine sanctuaries.
U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Corps Facts: Civil Works Program Statistics General facts and summary statistics on navigation, flood damage reduction, flood plain management services, environmental protection, hydropower, recreation, real estate, and water storage. HTML format.
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management Public Land Statistics Links to text and annual tables from the published hard-copy version of Public Land Statistics. PDF format.
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation DataWeb Information on reclamation reservoirs, reclamation facilities, engineering data, water data, and contacts.
U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service Lands Under the Control of the Fish and Wildlife Service Query the National Wildlife Refuge System Lands Database for national acreage totals, state acreage totals, state summary by unit, and unit summary by state. HTML format.
  National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation Download reports and tables presenting national and state level data and trends; national and regional demographic trends; participation and expenditure patterns; economic impacts; and other special topics. PDF format.
U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service National Park Statistical Abstract Download annual visitation data by park, state, and region. PDF format.
  National Park Acreage Reports Download national acreage data and park specific data for the calendar year or fiscal year. HTML format.
  Recreation Fees Program January, 2000 Report An annual report to Congress reporting visition data for four participating federal agencies (NPS, FWS, BLM, and FS) and identifying the annual accomplishments of the Recreational Fee Demonstration Program. HTML and PDF format.
  National Wild and Scenic Rivers System Includes the list of designated Wild and Scenic Rivers and text of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, along with information about the Wild and Scenic Rivers Council, rivers and trails assistance, river managing agencies, state programs, and other information.
  National Register of Historic Places Link to the National Register Information System, which houses data on all places listed in or determined eligible for the National Register.


Last Updated on Monday, May 15, 2000