A sample of a new, high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project the Western Governors Association plans to unveil in Las Vegas on Thursday is pictured in this photo taken on a computer at the Nevada Department of Wildlife in Reno. The Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool _ or CHAT _ will pull together in one place maps for 16 western states in the hope of encouraging economic development while protecting the region's environmental treasures, from Puget Sound to the Rocky Mountains.(AP Photo/Scott Sonner).
Western governors show wildlife maps
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Governors in 16 states are unveiling a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region's environmental treasures from Puget Sound to the Rocky Mountains.
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