SPORTSMEN MARCELLUS SHALE SUMMIT

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 herehttp://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

 Directions to the Summithttp://www.sportsmenalliance.org/directions.htm

Food and Lodginghttp://www.sportsmenalliance.org/FnL.htm

To read about this event online, click here:

http://www.sportsmenalliance.org/conference.htm

To read about Sportsmen Alliance for Marcellus Shale Conservation is, click here:
One thing the organization says about its focus is this:
“Even with the best environmental standards in place,
the immense number of wells projected to be drilled in the Marcellus Shale is likely
to have a cumulative impact on the region’s wildlife and coldwater fisheries, that will
in turn affect hunters and anglers and the recreational economies built upon these
sporting traditions. For these reasons, sportsmen and women from across the
Marcellus Shale region are coming together to identify and propose solutions to
mitigate the impacts from gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing on hunting, fishing
and trapping experiences.” (see: http://www.sportsmenalliance.org/index.html)


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