Webinar: A sneak peek of CHAT -- GIS tool that maps Western habitat

Event Type: 
Other Webinar
Date and Time: 
Dec 17, 2013 (All day)

Time: 2 pm Mountain / 1 pm Pacific

Webinar host: Western Governors' Association

Presenters: WGA Policy Manager Carlee Brown will will provide an overview of the CHAT project. Arty Rodriguez, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Audrey Hatch, WGA Technical Consultant, will demonstrate the tool. Arty and Audrey will run through case studies developed in partnership with conservation groups.

Description: The Western Governors' Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) is nearing its public rollout, so we're offering a sneak peek of this exciting new GIS tool that maps fish and wildlife habitat across 16 Western states.


  • ONLINE: Go to http://westgov.adobeconnect.com/wga
  • PHONE: 415-655-0003
  • EVENT NUMBER: 661 971 509
  • PASSWORD: chat
  • CAN'T MAKE IT? The webinar will be recorded and available on the WGA website, where more information is available about the CHAT.
  • INFORMATION: Email Carlee Brown or call (303) 623-9378

More on CHAT: The Western Governors' Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) is a cooperative effort of 16 Western states to provide the public and industry a high-level overview of "crucial habitat" across the West.  "Crucial habitats" are places that contain and connect the natural resources important to aquatic and terrestrial wildlife, including species of concern, as well as hunting and fishing species. The CHAT is non-regulatory and cannot be used by government for project-level reviews. Rather, the goal is to increase the predictability of formal planning by establishing a common starting point across the West for the intersection of development and wildlife.