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Invasive and Pollinator Species Workshop: A Collaboration of Conservation A...

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Millbrook Marsh Nature Center (Spring Creek Education Building)

548 Puddintown Road

State College, PA 16801

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INVASIVE AND POLLINATOR SPECIES WORKSHOP: A COLLABORATION OF CONSERVATION AGENCIES AND THE NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY
August 29, 2018

6 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS AVAILABLE

Over the years, the oil and gas industry has partnered with agencies to promote conservation and best practices during construction activities. This partnership has grown in critical areas such as site restoration best practices, pollinator species conservation and invasive species identification.

This workshop will include a discussion around recent developments on the identification of invasive species from the Pennsylvania Department and Conservation of Natural Resources (DCNR) and an update from the Governor’s office on the recently formed Invasive Species Council. In addition, industry and agency presentations will highlight new best practices for site restoration and the promotion of plant species which help pollinator species to grow and thrive. Lastly, we will end the workshop with hands on activities in the field showcasing some of what was learned in the classroom

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9:00 am - 9:30 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 am - 11:00 am
Invasive Species and the Natural Gas
Industry
Kelly Sitch, Botanist, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry

11:00 am - 11:30 am
The Purpose of Pennsylvania’s Invasive Species Council
Trilby Libhart, Botanist, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Operator Species and Restoration Best
Practices
Amber Holly, Environmental Project Manager, UGI Energy Services
Jeremy Matinko, Environmental Compliance Manager, Range Resources

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Importance of Pollinator Species
Christina M. Grozinger, Distinguished Professor of Entomology, Director, Center for Pollinator Research, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Pennsylvania State University

Harland M. Patch, Research Scientist and Lecturer, Department of Entomology, Center for Pollinator Research, Pennsylvania State University

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Break

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Identifying Invasive Species in the Field
Kelly Sitch, Botanist, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry


HOUSING

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Penn Stater Hotel under the Marcellus Shale Coalition (code MCSM18Z) on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call (800) 233-7505 to make a reservation.

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