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Fact Sheet 2013–3087

Gap Analysis Program

SPECIES DATA—National Inventory of Range Maps and Distribution Models

By Kevin J. Gergely and Alexa McKerrow

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The Gap Analysis Program (GAP) produces data and tools that help meet critical national challenges such as biodiversity conservation, renewable energy development, climate change adaptation, and infrastructure investment. The GAP species data includes vertebrate range maps and distribution models for the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. The vertebrate species include amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles. Furthermore, data used to create the distribution models (for example, percent canopy cover, elevation, and so forth) also are available.

First posted November 12, 2013

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Core Science Analytics and Synthesis
U.S. Geological Survey
302 National Center
Reston, VA 20192

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Suggested citation:

Gergely, K.J., and McKerrow, A., 2013, Species data-—National inventory of range maps and distribution models: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3087, 1 p.,

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