The Alaska Gap Analysis Project (AKGAP) is a statewide representative of the National Gap Analysis Program sponsored by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The primary objectives of AKGAP project are to:
Predict the distribution and map the range of all native terrestrial vertebrate species in Alaska.
Develop spatial layers for GIS depicting land stewardship and management status.
Document the representation of vertebrate species in areas managed for the long-term maintenance of biodiversity.
Stewardship maps depicting Conservation and Land Management Status were completed for AKGAP by the Nature Conservancy in 2006. The Species Distribution Modeling Component of AKGAP was initiated in 2007 and completed in 2013. The final products for the Alaska Gap Analysis are currently under review by USGS.