In case you missed our recent event, “Sifting the Future: The Ecological and Agricultural Impacts of Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin”, the entire presentation is now available online, thanks to WisconsinEye.
The event featured speakers from FracTracker Alliance and Midwest Environmental Advocates, and focused on the landscape-level impacts occurring due to frac sand mining. For more information on this issue, visit: fractracker.org, and midwestadvocates.org.
The hills of western Wisconsin supply 75 percent of the country’s frac sand market. Join us for a conversation on how frac sand mining is impact our ecological and agricultural landscapes here in Wisconsin.
7 p.m. – Opening Remarks
Caitlin Williamson – President, Wisconsin Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology
7:05 p.m. – The State of Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin
Kimberlee Wright – Executive Director, Midwest Environmental Advocates
7:20 p.m. – Impacts of Oil and Gas Development in America
Brook Lenker – Executive Director, FracTracker Alliance
7:30 p.m. – Watershed resilience, changes in agricultural productivity, and wildlife habitat alteration associated with silica sand mining in West Central Wisconsin
Ted Auch, PhD – Great Lakes Program Coordinator, FracTracker Alliance
8:15 p.m. – Q&A
8:30 p.m. – Refreshments