Fact Sheet 2013–3087
The Gap Analysis Program (GAP) produces data and tools that help meet critical national challenges such as biodiversity conservation, renewable energy development, climate change adaptation, and infrastructure investment. The GAP species data includes vertebrate range maps and distribution models for the continental United States, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. The vertebrate species include amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles. Furthermore, data used to create the distribution models (for example, percent canopy cover, elevation, and so forth) also are available.
First posted November 12, 2013
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Gergely, K.J., and McKerrow, A., 2013, Species data-—National inventory of range maps and distribution models: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2013–3087, 1 p., https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2013/3087/.