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General Information Product 151

Gap Analysis Program

Tools and Data for Meeting America’s Conservation Challenges

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 is managed by the U.S. Geological Survey, Department of the Interior. GAP supports a wide range of national, State, and local agencies as well as nongovernmental organizations and businesses with scientific tools and data. GAP uses a collaborative approach to do research, analysis, and data development, resulting in a history of cooperation with more than 500 agencies and organizations nationally.

First posted November 12, 2013

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Gergely, K.J., and McKerrow, A., 2013, Tools and data for meeting America's conservation challenges: U.S. Geological Survey General Information Product 151, 2 p.,

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