The Western Governors' Association (WGA), serving the Governors of the 18 western states and 3 US-Flag Pacific Islands, will host its second Western Cadastral Data and Policy Forum May 6-7, at the Wyndham Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This Land Records Forum will focus on the use of land records in the realty and titling industry, energy, taxation, land planning and disaster management. The Forum is structured to garner input from representatives of these industries in terms of priorities for the collection, use, dissemination and access to land records supporting decision-making. It is expected that the results of this forum will guide legislation, policy, and direction across the West.

The Forum is endorsed by the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM), USDI Bureau of Land Management (BLM), USDA Forest Service (FS), USDI Fish & Wildlife Service (F&WS), USDI Minerals Management Service (MMS), National Association of Counties (NACo), USDC National Geodetic Survey (NGS), USDC National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), and Western Federation of Professional Surveyors (WFPS).

Complete information on the Forum, including overview, agenda, registration form and hotel reservation information can be found on the WGA website at: