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First and foremost, we thank J. Michael Scott for his vision and leadership of the national Gap Analysis Program and for his steady support of CA-GAP. We also thank Michael Jennings and Patrick Crist for continuing support.

Thanks to Reid Goforth and the staff at the Biological Resource Division (BRD) Division of Cooperative Research for their administration of GAP from headquarters. Thanks to Doyle Frederick and John Mosesso of the BRD Office of Inventory and Monitoring, who have been extremely supportive of the national program, especially during its transition from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the National Biological Service and then to the U.S. Geological Survey. Thanks to Amos Eno and the staff of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, who funded the early development of the GAP concept. Without those mentioned above, there could not have been a Gap Analysis Program. Thanks also to the National Gap Analysis Program staff.

We acknowledge contributions to this report by Chris Cogan, Patrick Crist, Blair Csuti, Tom Edwards, Michael Jennings, and J. Michael Scott.

CA-GAP was funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the Southern California Edison Company, the National Biological Service and the Biological Resource Division, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, the IBM Environmental Research Program, the California Department of Fish and Game, the Southern California Association of Governments, and the USDA Forest Service. Special thanks to Ken Hofmann and Dan Boatwright of the Hofmann Company for financial support and advice, and to Jonathan Davis and Whitney Tilt of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for their support and contract management.

The success of the project depends on collaboration and support from numerous public and private organizations. Our sincere thanks to the following:

  • The staff of the Institute for Computational Earth System Science for project accounting. Special thanks to Kathy Scheideman, John Sanchez, and Claudia Kashin;
  • Kathy Merk of the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Becky Sorbel of the National GAP office for administrative and accounting support;
  • Kent Smith of McCollum Associates for project guidance and support;
  • The staff of the UCSB Map and Imagery Library (Larry Carver, Mary Larsgaard, Rusty Brown, Greg Hajic, and Jason Simpson) for generous assistance with computing facilities, maps, imagery, aerial photos, and work space;
  • Jesse Adams, Richard Johnson, Terry Figel, and Mark Probert of UCSB for computer systems support in the Department of Geography;
  • The Forest and Range Resource Assessment Program of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF&FP), for supplying vegetation data and imagery;
  • The Natural Heritage Division of the Department of Fish & Game (CDF&G), especially Susan Cochrane, Marc Hoshovsky, Tom Lupo, and Paul Veisze, for providing maps of managed areas, Significant Natural Areas and the distribution of rare and endangered species and communities;
  • Barry Garrison of the CDF&G for tireless review of the assignment of plant species assemblages to wildlife habitat types and other advice on the appropriate use of the California Wildlife-Habitat Relationships database for predictive modeling of wildlife distributions for this gap analysis;
  • The Teale Data Center for providing their land ownership coverage as the base for the land stewardship data;
  • Barbara Allen-Diaz of the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, for allowing us to photocopy the hand-drawn original VTM Survey maps from the 1930s;
  • Jim Quinn, Bob Meese, and Karen Beardsley (Willett) at the University of California, Davis, for assistance with validation of the wildlife modeling and other data;
  • The many organizations and individuals who graciously supplied paper or digital maps of managed area boundaries and detailed land-cover. We especially appreciate the revisions to the draft land-cover map that were compiled by the BLM Riverside office.

And last of all, this project would not have been accomplished without the dedicated efforts of the staff and students (listed alphabetically by category) of the UCSB Biogeography Lab:

  • Graduate Students
    • Karen Beardsley
    • Michael Bueno
    • Chris Cogan
    • Brean Duncan
    • Violet Gray
    • Allan Hollander
    • Dennis Odion
    • Marco Painho
    • Dan Sarr
    • Pete Stine
    • Kathryn Thomas
    • Jim Thorne
    • Rich Walker

  • Research Assistants and Undergraduates (at time of involvement)
    • Eric Anderson
    • George Bent
    • Carlos Carroll
    • Mike Colee
    • Dave Court
    • Keith Farnsworth
    • Josh Graae
    • Nicole Griffin
    • Michelle Hosking
    • Octasha Hyacinth
    • Curtice Jacoby
    • John Kealy
    • Melissa Kelly
    • Jeff LeNay
    • Mark McLean
    • Paul Mills
    • Gary Neier
    • Harley Pennington
    • Laurie Schwalm
    • Steve Sherrill
    • Yvonne Thompson
    • Eric Waller
    • Joe Walsh
    • Katherine Warner
    • Dan Wolnick

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