Saturday, June 4th
University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown Campus
In the heart of the Marcellus Shale region, sportsmen and women, and conservation groups are working together to identify and propose solutions to mitigate the impacts from gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing on hunting, fishing and trapping experiences.
Learn more about the Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Conservation efforts and listen to experts in the field, along with sportsmen and women with first-hand experience, discuss the following topics:
- Potential impacts of Marcellus Shale gas development on wildlife, coldwater fisheries, and habitat and forest ecosystems;
- Impacts of Marcellus Shale gas development on the outdoors experience;
- Lessons from oil & gas development in the West;
- What you can do as an individual outdoorsmen; and
- How sportsmen and women interests can be protected through policies and best
management practices that protect fish, wildlife and the outdoors experience.
How to Register:
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and opening remarks will be offered at 8:45 a.m. The conference will conclude by 4:30 p.m. Attendance at the Summit is free. However, space is limited and registration is required. Registration closes on May 31st. Save your space now, by registering here: http://www.tu.org/conservation/eastern-conservation/marcellus-shale-project/summit
Attendance is free, space is limited, registration is required, and registration closes on May 31, 2011
“Even with the best environmental standards in place,the immense number of wells projected to be drilled in the Marcellus Shale is likelyto have a cumulative impact on the region’s wildlife and coldwater fisheries, that willin turn affect hunters and anglers and the recreational economies built upon thesesporting traditions. For these reasons, sportsmen and women from across theMarcellus Shale region are coming together to identify and propose solutions tomitigate the impacts from gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing on hunting, fishingand trapping experiences.” (see: http://www.sportsmenalliance.org/index.html)
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