Description: The North Carolina Natural Heritage Program developed the Managed Areas (or MAREA) shapefile to document public- and privately-owned lands and easements that are of some conservation interest. The property boundaries used in this coverage were acquired from a wide variety of sources, and in many cases these boundaries are approximate. Because of these inaccuracies, this coverage is intended to be used as an aid to conservation planning only and not as a substitute for land survey data. Inclusion in this coverage is arbitrary and in no way implies that included areas are protected or accessible to the public. Includes lands that were found in Conservation Tax Credit Properties and Land Trust Conservation Properties.