Download West-wide CHAT Data
The West-wide CHAT geospatial data is available for download in shapefile format. This download includes full FGDC-compliant metadata describing the currency and compilation methods.
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States Included in the Crucial Habitat Downloadable Layer
The crucial habitat layer available for download does not include all of the state maps that are visible at wafwachat.org. States were given the flexibility to choose whether or not to make their crucial habitat maps available for download. At this time, California and Arizona have elected to make their crucial habitat data downloadable from their own site, but not from wafwachat.org. Oklahoma and Colorado have chosen not to make crucial habitat data downloadable at this time.
For more information on the crucial habitat data in these states, interested parties are encouraged to contact the state CHAT Lead.
Using the Crucial Habitat Layer
On an External GIS Website
Publishing Analyses Using CHAT
Users interested in publishing the results of analysis online or in print agree to: (1) credit the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies using the attribution and disclaimer language provided here and (2) not change the map’s core display features, including the color scheme and the number of crucial habitat rankings.