Pipeline Restoration Day - Considerations for Effective Site Restoration
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When (Date/Time)May 16, 2017, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The natural gas midstream infrastructure build-out is occurring at a rapid pace across the Marcellus, Utica and other shale plays throughout North America. One critical aspect of this build-out is efficient and effective reclamation and restoration of sites after construction. Success in this marketplace requires diligent operators who understand the complex variability among sites and adapt their reclamation practices accordingly.
The program will be geared agency, industry, environmental consultants, organizational, and hunting club representatives who oversee midstream land restoration projects. While free, registration is required due to limited seating Registration closes Thursday, May 11th at 4:30 PM.
Poor planning and execution of right-of-way operations can result in failed site restorations, delayed letters of determination and potential notices of violation – ultimately leading to extended in-service dates and increased project costs. Field day participants will be introduced to topics essential for efficient site restorations, including:
- Planning for shale gas development in forested ecosystems
- Invasive species management
- Management strategies to reduce negative environmental and socioeconomic effects
The day will be filled with engaging discussions and a restored pipeline site visit to examine real-world applications of restoration best practices.
Instructors include professors, educators and professionals knowledgeable in conservation, invasive species, ecosystems and landscape architecture.
Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate need for any type of special accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Carol Loveland at 570-320-4429 in advance.