Start of the Season

Hello All,

We are gearing up for another field season as June rapidly approaches.  This summer will be somewhat different than past summers.  This is the first summer in 6 years we will not be collecting data related to our fracking research.  We have collected five years worth of data on over 100 stream sites ranging from the Allegheny National Forest to the Susquehanna River Basin.

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With your support, we have successfully published numerous scientific journal articles (view most recent article entitled “Fracked Ecology” here), presented findings at professional conferences, and had our work used by the American Fisheries Society to help inform and direct policy related to unconventional natural gas extraction (see here).  While we see these outcomes as a great collaborative success from the support and arduous work of hundreds of individuals, we hope to capitalize on this success towards reaching an even broader audience and even greater impact.  More details to come soon.

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While we are pressing pause on our fracking field work, we will still be spending time collecting data focused on several other ongoing projects focused on small mouth bass health in the Susquehanna River Basin, protection and reclassification of wild brook trout streams, and quantifying biological benefits of stream restoration techniques (See more about these projects here)

We thank you for always checking, commenting, and supporting this effort.  We hope you hang in there to see what the summer holds.

Chris Grant

Pennsylvania Wilds