Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: New Mexico
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

New Mexico Project

Southwest Regional GAP Analysis: Application, Outreach and Education

June 2006 - May 2011


Participating Agencies

  • GAP Program
Ken Boykin:  The New Mexico Unit's GIS guru

The Southwest Regional Gap Analysis Project was a successful multi-state project in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. The effort mapped land cover, 819 terrestrial vertebrate species, and land stewardship over the 5-state region. With the completion of the project, there was a need to assist in applying the data to land managers needs such as the Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies. Our objectives will be to provide assistance to state wildlife agencies in the application of the SWReGAP data to support their conservation efforts. This project will compare state-identified species of greatest conservation need with species identified as gap species, and describeconservation areas across the entire southwest.

Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Guy, R.K. 2010. Inductive modeling methods for the American marten using species-specific variables at varying extents. Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico May 2010
Calkins, M.T. 2010. Development of Conservation Priority Models for montane Mammals using the American Pika. Thesis, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico May 2010