Mission Statement

The Mission of the Southeast Gap Analysis Project (SE-GAP) is to provide data and assistance for regional assessments of the conservation status of native vertebrate species and natural land cover types and to facilitate the application of this information to land management activities.

This is accomplished through the following five objectives:

  1. Mapping the land cover of the Southeast United States.
  2. Mapping the predicted distributions of vertebrate species for the Southeast U.S.
  3. Documenting the representation of vertebrate species and land cover types in areas managed for the long-term maintenance of biodiversity.
  4. Providing this information to the public and those entities charged with land use research, policy, planning, and management.
  5. Building institutional cooperation in the application of this information to state and regional management activities.

SEGAP is being conducted as a regional project, coordinated by the USGS Biological Resources Division (USGS-BRD). Data development and analyses are being conducted jointly by three institutions: the Alabama Gap Analysis Project at Auburn University, the Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center (BaSIC) at NC State University, and the Natural Resource Spatial Analysis Laboratory (NaRSAL) at the University of Georgia.

  1. Auburn University
  2. University of Georgia
  3. North Carolina State University
  4. US Geological Survey - Biological Resources Division
  5. Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center
  1. Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
  2. North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. NatureServe
  5. NOAA - Coastal Change and Analysis Program