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June 2010

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What is the Difference Between a “Gap” and “GAP”?

Published Jun 27, 2010

A “gap” is the lack of representation or under-representation of a plant community or vertebrate species on lands that are being managed for conservation.  An example is a 2005 analysis of Grace’s... Learn more >>

What is GAP?

Published Jun 26, 2010

GAP refers to the Gap Analysis Program, a US Geological Survey program whose mission is to “keep common species common”, focusing on species not threatened with extinction.  The goal of Gap Analysis... Learn more >>