Gap Analysis Program, Biological Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Data Center Description
Gap Analysis is a scientific means for assessing to what extent native animal and plant species are being protected. It can be done at a state, local, regional, or national level. Gap goal is to conduct analysis on keeping common species common by identifying those species and plant communities that are not adequately represented in existing conservation land.
Gap will provide regional assessments of the conservation status of native vertebrate species and natural land cover types. Gap is a state leveled project coordinated be the USGS, Biological Resources Division (BRD).