Please join us for informative, monthly presentations related to the Marcellus Shale found in the Northern Tier region. Each presentation will be held in Room #104 Allen Hall on Mansfield University’s campus from 6:30-8:30pm. Advanced registration is not required. Each presentation is open to the campus community and general public. Light refreshments will be provided.
Presenter: Heather Smiles, PA Fish and Boat Commission
PFBC Involvement in Natural Gas Activities
Overview of the PFBC's role in the natural gas development in PA and protecting the Commonwealth's aquatic resources. I will talk about our roles in monitoring water quality, water quantity, stream & wetland encroachment impact reviews, threatened & endangered species impact reviews, commenting on policy and protecting recreational opportunities, as they all relate to unconventional gas well development.
Presenter: Kevin Clark, The WHM Group
Permitting a Pipeline Route; An overview of the environmental permitting process
An overview of the environmental permitting process associated with linear utility projects.
Presenter: Matt Henderson, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
The Natural Gas Resource: Trends, Overview and a Look Ahead for 2013
An update of the natural gas development throughout Pennsylvania and the emerging shale play in Ohio. Discussion around the current trends in development, production, utilization and status of exporting the shale gas resource. An understanding of how the activity within
Pennsylvania has not only transformed the state and national energy markets but how they are impacting global energy markets. A look at what the international players are trying to understand from Pennsylvania as they develop their local resource – the answer might surprise you!
Presenter: Paula Ballaron, Susquehanna River Basin Commission
An overview of Susquehanna River Basin Commission's involvement within the natural gas industry.
Presenter: Jim Weaver, Tioga County Planner
Search for El Dorado
The Tioga Co. Planner will present some new ideas on direction and guidance for adapting and adjusting to the Marcellus Shale. This will set the stage for our conversations in this community talk series.
Presenter: Lindsey Sikorski, Mansfield University
Creating Mansfield University’s Academic/Shale Gas Partnership
The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University was created to develop shale-gas-focused outreach programs, workforce training, research efforts, and private/public partnerships in order to maximize the opportunities and benefits within the natural gas industry for students, alumni, and surrounding communities. Learn about the outreach opportunities currently being developed through The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University as well as the new academic program offerings.
Presenter: Zach Roeder, Bureau of Forestry
Monitoring Social Effects of Shale Gas on State Forest Lands
Introduction to the Bureau of Forestry’s shale gas monitoring program, with focus on efforts to monitor social effects. Specifically the “Recreation Opportunity Spectrum,” view shed analysis, comment cards, and stakeholder input.