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GAP projects could not be conducted without the participation of a wide range of partners. The USGS Gap Analysis Program supports and relies on cooperative effort among regional, state, tribal and federal agencies, academic and non-governmental institutions, and other private groups as well as the divisions of the U.S. Geological Survey. More than 500 different state, federal, local, and private organizations participate.  For information about Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US) partners please see:

GAP cooperating agencies currently include:

Federal Agencies:

State Partnerships

  • GAP coordinates with scores of state resource and other agencies on a variety of data and analysis projects.

Non-Governmental Organizations:


  • Private businesses
  • Local utilities
  • Local conservation corps organizations
  • Academic institutions (colleges, universities)