December 13, 2013
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, right, speaks during the Western Governor's Association annual report with panelists Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, left, and Idaho Gov. Butch Otter, center, at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Las Vegas, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, Erik Verduzco) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; LAS VEGAS SUN OUT
RENO — Governors in 16 states, including Nevada, unveiled a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project Thursday that they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region’s environmental treasures — an ambitious effort that’s winning praise from conservationists and the energy industry.