Gap Analysis Program Staff Present Conservation Strategy at National Conference

Monday, May 9 2011

Lisa Duarte, stewardship coordinator for the Gap Analysis Program at the University of Idaho, presented, “A 21st Century Conservation Strategy for America’s Great Outdoors,” at the U.S. Geological Survey GIS Workshop/National Map Users Conference May 10-13 in Denver, Colo.

The presentation described GAP’s three national conservation databases, including land cover, protected areas and vertebrate species ranges and distributions. Each database is an effective conservation tool at national, regional and state scales developed with a variety of partners. When combined, the databases provide valuable information for a conservation strategy that identifies high biodiversity areas, ecologically valuable lands, species underrepresented within current protected areas network, and stewardship responsibilities. For more information, visit