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Announcing National GAP Annual Meeting in South Dakota

The 11th Annual National Gap Analysis Program Meeting will be held June 17-20, 2001. This
year’s meeting location is Brookings, South Dakota, home of South Dakota State University.
We will convene at the new Brookings Area Multiplex. The meeting is hosted by the South
Dakota Gap Analysis Project and USGS EROS Data Center. A special afternoon session and
panel discussion on land cover mapping will be held at EROS Data Center near Sioux Falls,
South Dakota. Tours of the EROS Data Center will also be available.

This meeting should be attended by those actively working on Gap Analysis projects and their
cooperators as well as potential users of GAP data, such as state and federal agencies,
developers, planners, conservation groups, and others involved in management of natural
resources. Concurrent sessions and workshops will focus on
· mapping and modeling science, partnerships and collaboration, socioeconomics, policy, and planning, aquatic GAP, applications and tools, and innovations from the Great Plains.

Additional information on the meeting can be found at or by contacting Elisabeth Brackney at (208) 885- 3560 or

Elisabeth Brackney

National Gap Analysis Program, Moscow, Idaho

Personnel Changes at National GAP Office

Two of our long-time colleagues have left the Gap Analysis Program recently. Becky Sorbel had
been our secretary/administrative assistant since 1995. She handled most of the daily operations
of our office as well as budgeting, conference planning, and maintaining project files. We hired
Marti VanTassell to take over most of Becky’s tasks. Marti is being assisted part-time by Erin

Patrick Crist, the National Program Coordinator since 1995, has accepted a position with the
Association for Biodiversity Information. Patrick helped keep state projects on track and was
instrumental in revising GAP standards. He also helped in developing decision support systems
and other applications of GAP data. We have not yet identified a replacement for the National
Coordinator position.

We will miss Becky and Patrick and wish them well in their new endeavors.

Elisabeth Brackney

National Gap Analysis Program, Moscow, Idaho

Citation Information

The Gap Analysis Bulletin is published annually by the USGS Biological Resources Divisionís Gap Analysis Program.  The editors for this issue are Elisabeth S. Brackney, Ree Brannon, Kevin J. Gergely, and Michael D. Jennings.  To receive the bulletin, write to: Gap Analysis Bulletin, USGS/BRD/Gap Analysis Program, 530 S. Asbury Street, Suite 1, Moscow, ID 83843, fax: (208) 885-3618, e-mail:  A digital version of the Bulletin, containing additional graphics, is available on the Internet at


Suggested citation: Brackney, E.S., R. Brannon, K.J. Gergely, and M.D. Jennings, editors.  2000.  Gap Analysis Bulletin No. 9.  USGS/BRD/Gap Analysis Program, Moscow, Idaho.


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