Ecological Archives A025-004-A1

Frank A. La Sorte, Daniel Fink, Wesley M. Hochachka, Jocelyn L. Aycrigg, Kenneth V. Rosenberg, Amanda D. Rodewald, Nicholas E. Bruns, Andrew Farnsworth, Brian L. Sullivan, Chris Wood, and Steve Kelling. 2015. Documenting stewardship responsibilities across the annual cycle for birds on U.S. public lands. Ecological Applications 25:3951. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-0702.1

Appendix A. Definitions for GAP status 2 and 3 lands.

Table A1. GAP status code definitions for GAP status 2 and 3 lands from the Protected Areas Database of the United States (PAD-US).

GAP status code

Definition

2

An area having permanent protection from conversion of natural land cover and a mandated management plan in operation to maintain a primarily natural state, but which may receive uses or management practices that degrade the quality of existing natural communities, including suppression of natural disturbance.

3

An area having permanent protection from conversion of natural land cover for the majority of the area, but subject to extractive uses of either a broad, low-intensity type (e.g., logging, OHV recreation) or localized intense type (e.g., mining). It also confers protection to federally listed endangered and threatened species throughout the area.


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