Land Cover Dataset

 

Animal Habitat Models

 

Land Stewardship Dataset

 

Regional Analysis

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Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Project

 

Background

The Gap Analysis Program (GAP) provides regional assessments of the conservation status of native vertebrate species and natural land cover types to facilitate the application of this information to land management activities.

The Gap Analysis Program (GAP) provides regional assessments of the conservation status of native vertebrate species and natural land cover types to facilitate the application of this information to land management activities.

The project area includes approximately 530,415 sq. mi. (339,465,600 acres).  Forest Service lands encompass approximately 14% of this area; BLM lands encompass approximately 31%.

The total non in-kind cost is estimated at $4,923,149 and translates to roughly 0.015 cents/acre.

The final SWReGAP report is undergoing peer review   Provisional data sets have been available since October  2005.

Who is SWReGAP?

For additional info, visit the Project Information page.

 

Arizona –USGS Forest & Rangeland Ecosystem Science Ctr.

Colorado – Colorado Division of Wildlife and BLM-NSTC, Denver, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Fort Collins

Nevada  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Exposure Research Lab, Las Vegas

New Mexico –New Mexico Coop. Fish and Wildlife Research Unit,  Las Cruces

Utah –Remote Sensing and GIS Laboratory, Utah State University,   Logan & EROS Data Center

SWReGAP Timeline:

1998 First organizational workshops held
1999 Initial funds distributed.  Regional and State Coordinators hired
2000-2003 Landsat imagery acquired.  Land cover mapping and animal modeling underway
2004 Land cover mapping and stewardship completed
2005 Animal habitat modeling completed;
Analysis completed; and data published
2006 reports written

SWReGAP Vital Statistics:

  • Project area: 530,415 sq. mi. (93% of the size of Alaska)
  • BLM lands encompass 31% of the area
  • USFS lands encompass 14% of the area

 

Please submit any questions or comments to: kboykin@nmsu.edu
 

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