US Geological Survey


Date of this Version



Published in Gap Analysis Bulletin No. 15, February 2008.


The Nebraska Gap Analysis Project (NE-GAP) began in 1996 to assess the distribution and conservation status of biodiversity in the State under existing land ownership and management regimes. Our objectives were to (1) map land cover linked to dominant vegetation types; (2) map predicted distribution of terrestrial vertebrates; (3) document the representation of natural vegetation communities and animal species in areas managed for the long-term maintenance of biodiversity; and (4) make all information available to resource managers and land stewards in a readily accessible format.