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WAFWA in the News

Esri Features WAFWA for Conservation Efforts Across North America

Find about how we were featured in Esri for our latest conservation efforts across North America. 

Across the western United States, State fish and wildlife personnel are working together to save priority species and their habitats, many who are connected with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA). WAFWA was recently featured in Esri publications, “ Open Data Site Supports Fish, Wildlife Conservation Efforts in North America” for our conservation efforts in North America’s most remote and wild places, where we are helping preserve and protect the species and resources of those areas. 

Recently, we implemented the Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT), a nonregulatory tool that uses data to rank each area of a region in regards to wildlife habitat conservation, and how well its encompassing state’s policies support conservation efforts. Through CHAT, an open data site, we are better able to customize, control, and collect data-- enabling us to share crucial information that helps reinforce our conservation efforts 

From the article:

“The ArcGIS platform and ArcGIS Hub provide the powerful data sharing capabilities that we require—along with the visualization and analytics—to achieve our goal of making the data accessible and useful,” said Chanda Pettie, a WAFWA-CHAT coordinator. “WAFWA can now provide discoverable, science-supported data to assist in making sound resource management decisions.”

Read More about how WAFWA uses this open data site to support our conservation efforts across North America. 

Posted by WAFWA at 7/2/2019 4:13:00 PM
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