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2 Continue and expand the programs of informal science education based at Powdermill to answer and sustain community interest in ecology, natural history, and ecosystem management. Weave Powdermill programs into CMNH as a whole by increasing the involvement of scientific staff in Oakland with the activities at Powdermill through targeted tours, lectures, and by providing content for public programs at Powdermill. Increase regional visibility throughout Pennsylvania, Appalachia, and the Ohio Valley by an expanded program of hosting formal courses in connection with area community groups, colleges and universities on topics of special expertise. Promote targeted experiences and research agendas for select communities that benefit from our unique platform, including internal grant funding.

3 Continue facility development: Field laboratory, computers. Drying oven, freezer, dissection microscope, fume hood, centrifuge.

4 Expand long term projects: Pollinator conservation, land management. Partners: Penn State, USDA, York University (Toronto), Ohio State, etc.

5 Expand long term projects: Ecology of invasive species

6 Expand long term projects: Forensic entomology Ecotoxicology, others Partners: Sam Houston State, Western Carolina, Ohio State (possibly California University of Pennsylvania)

7 Establish endowment that offers modest grants, $5k-$10K, to student researchers to fund projects on PNR grounds. Seed money for “brainstorming” workshops to attract scientists of all sorts to PNR for a few days to introduce a broad community to our facility. Host meetings of various sorts, such as “annual retreats,” for regional institutions that have potential research interests aligned with PNR goals. These are “gifts” that represent investments toward our future by attracting people we chose to the Powdermill Nature Reserve. St. Lawrence gives to the poor

8 Expand educational programs: Workshops range from community networks, such as YMCA partnerships, to general interest "Appalachian wildflowers," and expert technical topics such as “Quantitative Phylogenetic Methods." Partners already identified: Ligonier YMCA, Duquesne University, St. Vincent College, Juniata College, and Allegheny College.

9 Appalachian Backyard This Week. WebBlog: Appalachian Backyard This Week.

10 Marcellus shale well pad ready for drilling in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. This is one of the largest well pads in Pennsylvania.Photo: J. C. Whetzel Marcellus studies: James whitacre, Josh Krug (GIS) Stephanie Sanner (macroinvertebrates)

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15 Descriptions and Issues of data sources Data SourceDescriptionKnown Issues # of Total Records* # of Unique Marcellus Wells* Permits Issued Pennsylvania DEP record of well permits issued throughout the state. Multiple Permits per well site inflates perceived number of wells when mapped without removing duplicate permit numbers Do not clearly indicate wells on same pad Some records missing geographic coordinates 9,8528,282 Spud Report Pennsylvania DEP record of when drilling began at a well site. Multiple Spuds Dates per well site No distinction between first drill, re-drill, or drilling deeper Some records do not have permits 4,1754,346 Production Reports Pennsylvania DEP record of how much natural gas, condensate, and oil produced for each permitted well. Multiple production records for a well site in same year with little or no explanation No way to calculate cumulative production through 2009 and 2010 due to reporting laws and policies Some records do not have permits 21,777 ** 7,415 *Counts include records from 2005-October 2011 **Wells are reported each year thus inflating the total records compared to the other datasets Descriptions and Issues of data sources Data SourceDescriptionKnown Issues # of Total Records* # of Unique Marcellus Wells* Permits Issued Pennsylvania DEP record of well permits issued throughout the state. Multiple Permits per well site inflates perceived number of wells when mapped without removing duplicate permit numbers Do not clearly indicate wells on same pad Some records missing geographic coordinates 9,8528,282 Spud Report Pennsylvania DEP record of when drilling began at a well site. Multiple Spuds Dates per well site No distinction between first drill, re-drill, or drilling deeper Some records do not have permits 4,1754,346 Production Reports Pennsylvania DEP record of how much natural gas, condensate, and oil produced for each permitted well. Multiple production records for a well site in same year with little or no explanation No way to calculate cumulative production through 2009 and 2010 due to reporting laws and policies Some records do not have permits 21,777 ** 7,415 *Counts include records from 2005-October 2011 **Wells are reported each year thus inflating the total records compared to the other datasets Descriptions and Issues of data sources Data SourceDescriptionKnown Issues # of Total Records* # of Unique Marcellus Wells* Permits Issued Pennsylvania DEP record of well permits issued throughout the state. Multiple Permits per well site inflates perceived number of wells when mapped without removing duplicate permit numbers Do not clearly indicate wells on same pad Some records missing geographic coordinates 9,8528,282 Spud Report Pennsylvania DEP record of when drilling began at a well site. Multiple Spuds Dates per well site No distinction between first drill, re-drill, or drilling deeper Some records do not have permits 4,1754,346 Production Reports Pennsylvania DEP record of how much natural gas, condensate, and oil produced for each permitted well. Multiple production records for a well site in same year with little or no explanation No way to calculate cumulative production through 2009 and 2010 due to reporting laws and policies Some records do not have permits 21,777 ** 7,415 *Counts include records from 2005-October 2011 **Wells are reported each year thus inflating the total records compared to the other datasets Methods Query data to produce final table and create feature class from geographic coordinates Permits Issued All Wells Spud Reports All Wells Production Reports All Wells Download Data Identify Marcellus Wells for each Dataset Compile and extract all Marcellus well records Permits Issued Marcellus Wells Spud Reports Marcellus Wells Production Reports Marcellus Wells Using API number, identify unique Marcellus wells; compile location and uniquely identifying attributes Using API number, compile summary data and identify records with errors Methods Query data to produce final table and create feature class from geographic coordinates Permits Issued All Wells Spud Reports All Wells Production Reports All Wells Download Data Identify Marcellus Wells for each Dataset Compile and extract all Marcellus well records Permits Issued Marcellus Wells Spud Reports Marcellus Wells Production Reports Marcellus Wells Using API number, identify unique Marcellus wells; compile location and uniquely identifying attributes Using API number, compile summary data and identify records with errors Methods Query data to produce final table and create feature class from geographic coordinates Permits Issued All Wells Spud Reports All Wells Production Reports All Wells Download Data Identify Marcellus Wells for each Dataset Compile and extract all Marcellus well records Permits Issued Marcellus Wells Spud Reports Marcellus Wells Production Reports Marcellus Wells Using API number, identify unique Marcellus wells; compile location and uniquely identifying attributes Using API number, compile summary data and identify records with errors Methods Query data to produce final table and create feature class from geographic coordinates Permits Issued All Wells Spud Reports All Wells Production Reports All Wells Download Data Identify Marcellus Wells for each Dataset Compile and extract all Marcellus well records Permits Issued Marcellus Wells Spud Reports Marcellus Wells Production Reports Marcellus Wells Using API number, identify unique Marcellus wells; compile location and uniquely identifying attributes Using API number, compile summary data and identify records with errors

16 Descriptions and Issues of data sources Data SourceDescriptionKnown Issues # of Total Records* # of Unique Marcellus Wells* Permits Issued Pennsylvania DEP record of well permits issued throughout the state. Multiple Permits per well site inflates perceived number of wells when mapped without removing duplicate permit numbers Do not clearly indicate wells on same pad Some records missing geographic coordinates 9,8528,282 Spud Report Pennsylvania DEP record of when drilling began at a well site. Multiple Spuds Dates per well site No distinction between first drill, re-drill, or drilling deeper Some records do not have permits 4,1754,346 Production Reports Pennsylvania DEP record of how much natural gas, condensate, and oil produced for each permitted well. Multiple production records for a well site in same year with little or no explanation No way to calculate cumulative production through 2009 and 2010 due to reporting laws and policies Some records do not have permits 21,777 ** 7,415 *Counts include records from 2005-October 2011 **Wells are reported each year thus inflating the total records compared to the other datasets

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23 The red dots indicate the latitude and longitude location of each sample site.

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25 Each sample site location that is selected with the identify tool in ArcGIS will reveal the scientific names, quantity of the macro invertebrates and the date collected. This will help track seasonal changes in the biology of a stream.

26 ScientificNameTSN Amphipoda Gammaridae Gammarus93773 Basommatophora Ancylidae Ferrissia76569 Basommatophora Lymnaeidae76483 Basommatophora Planorbidae Planorbella76654 Basommatophora Planorbidae Planorbella trivolvis76671 Basommatophora Physidae Physella76698 ScientificNameTSN Amphipoda Gammaridae Gammarus93773 Basommatophora Ancylidae Ferrissia76569 Basommatophora Lymnaeidae76483 Basommatophora Planorbidae Planorbella76654 Basommatophora Planorbidae Planorbella trivolvis76671 Basommatophora Physidae Physella76698 All macro invertebrates have a unique Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN). This unique number and species information can be accessed through the Integrated Taxonomic Information System.

27 ScientificNameTSN Amphipoda Gammaridae Gammarus93773 Basommatophora Ancylidae Ferrissia76569 Basommatophora Lymnaeidae76483 Basommatophora Planorbidae Planorbella76654 Basommatophora Planorbidae Planorbella trivolvis76671 Basommatophora Physidae Physella76698 ScientificNameTSN Amphipoda Gammaridae Gammarus93773 Basommatophora Ancylidae Ferrissia76569 Basommatophora Lymnaeidae76483 Basommatophora Planorbidae Planorbella76654 Basommatophora Planorbidae Planorbella trivolvis76671 Basommatophora Physidae Physella76698

28 Powdermill will host and sponsor an EPA Workshop on macroinvertebrate ID and certification for identifiers, Dec 12-16. About a dozen DEP people, half as many local watershed people.

29 Carnegie Museum of Natural History Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Powdermill Nature Reserve


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