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Title: Initial landscape changes associated with Marcellus shale development—implications for forests and wildlife

Author: Brittingham, Margaret; Drohan, Patrick; Bishop, Joseph.;

Date: 2013

Source: In: Miller, Gary W.; Schuler, Thomas M.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Brooks, John R.; Grushecky, Shawn T.; Spong, Ben D.; Rentch, James S., eds. Proceedings, 18th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2012 March 26-28; Morgantown, WV; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-117. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 2.

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Description: Marcellus shale development is occurring rapidly across Pennsylvania. We conducted a geographic information system (GIS) analysis using available Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection permit data, before and after photos, ground-truthing, and fi eld measurements to describe landscape change within the fi rst 3 years of active Marcellus exploration and development.

Keywords: forest management, central hardwood forest, forest ecology, silviculture, invasive species, bioenergy, wildlife management

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Brittingham, Margaret; Drohan, Patrick; Bishop, Joseph. 2013. Initial landscape changes associated with Marcellus shale development—implications for forests and wildlife. In: Miller, Gary W.; Schuler, Thomas M.; Gottschalk, Kurt W.; Brooks, John R.; Grushecky, Shawn T.; Spong, Ben D.; Rentch, James S., eds. Proceedings, 18th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2012 March 26-28; Morgantown, WV; Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-117. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 2.

 


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