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Marcellus Environmental Planning Workshops

The Marcellus Environmental Planning Workshops seek to put usable scientific and technical knowledge about planning and design in the hands of individual citizen landowners and their communities and empower them to participate in shaping the landscape that is emerging around them. 

Tools developed for the workshops project the land use changes resulting from gas development operations, access roads and pipelines, and are communicated via photo-renderings and GIS-based informational graphics. Changes in forest cover, pathways for invasive species, impacts on water quality and downstream flooding and changes in visual quality are outcomes the tools display.

Marcellus Environmental Planning Workshops aim to assess the following questions: Such planning workshops can bring more discursive, context-appropriate and interactive discussion of issues to small groups of committed community members.

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