Forest fragmentation from natural gas drilling
Restoration ecologist to speak at LHU
April 10, 2012
On Thursday, April 26, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Robinson Hall of Flags, Kevin Heatley will speak on “Forest Fragmentation from Natural Gas Drilling in the Marcellus Shale.”
Kevin Heatley is a senior restoration ecologist with the national firm Biohabitats Inc. His professional focus includes landscape sustainability, invasive species suppression, and conservation biology. He also serves as a technical scientific consultant to the nonprofit Responsible Drilling Alliance (RDA) in Williamsport.
The RDA is committed to understanding the full ramifications of the Marcellus natural gas industry, both for Pennsylvania and for the nation. As a function of that position, he has conducted numerous public educational sessions and provided expert testimony throughout the Marcellus Shale region. Kevin is a graduate of Penn State, with a Masters in Environmental Science.
This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored jointly by the Environmental Club and the Environmental Focus Group.
For more information, contact Bob Myers, professor of English and director of Environmental Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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