Balancing Energy Development and Cultural Resources

The NatureServe Conference, Biodiversity Without Boundaries 2015, in Traverse City, Michigan, is one of the most important venues for conservation science.  

On behalf of the Gas and Preservation Partnership, Marion Werkheiser and W. Kevin Pape,  presented on “Integrating Cultural and Environmental Screening Tools for Energy Development.”

Their presentation focused on solutions to the challenge that no national GIS database exists allowing energy companies to access quick and accurate information to help plan projects in ways that limit impacts to historic and cultural resources.