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Webinar to Look at the Impacts of Marcellus Gas Development on Forestland

Date: 12/11/2011


Posted: December 11, 2011

Webinar to look at the impacts of Marcellus gas development on forestland

A Web-based seminar sponsored by Penn State Extension and the College of Agricultural Sciences will examine how Marcellus Shale natural-gas development is affecting forestland in Pennsylvania.

The 75-minute webinar will begin at 1 p.m. on Dec. 15. Presenters will be Ellen Shultzabarger, chief of the Forest Resources Planning Section of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and Tony Quadro, forester and assistant district manager for the Westmoreland County Conservation District.

"We’ll cover the impacts of gas activity on state forestlands and what we’ve done to reduce and minimize the effects of the Marcellus play on our forests," Shultzabarger said. "Avoid, minimize, mitigate and monitor -- that’s our approach."

To register and learn for more -- http://extension.psu.edu/naturalgas/news/2011/12/webinar-to-look-at-the-impacts-of-marcellus-gas-development-on-forestland 

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