50. - Improve cross-jurisdictional geo-spatial tools to support pre-planning decisions
Assessment of Status: Complete
Cross-jurisdictional geo-spatial tools such as CHAT and individuals state mapping tools represent an improvement. In addition, the MOU represents a commitment to do this, but what remains to be seen is the effectiveness in collaboration.
Supporting documentation and findings
MOU Between Western Governor's Association and Federal Agencies
In June, 2009 the Western Governor's Association, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy entered a memorandum of understanding on coordination in identification and uniform mapping of wildlife corridors and crucial habitat.