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Using GAP Data in State Comprehensive Wildlife Management Plans

Published Feb 8, 2011

In exchange for the funding they received through state wildlife grants in 2005, state wildlife programs were required to create Comprehensive State Wildlife Conservation Strategies. Land cover and vertebrate data available from the USGS Gap Analysis Program (GAP) were a useful component in developing three of the eight elements required for these plans.

This factsheet describes how Gap Analysis data helped states address crucial SWAP plan elements.

Download: Using GAP Data in State Comprehensive Wildlife Management Plans  factsheet (PDF, 430kb)