Appalachian Basin

CONSOL and Ohio’s Division of Wildlife Team Up for Outdoor Recreation


CONSOL Energy Inc. has been making headlines in Ohio lately, both for their shale development and partnership with Ohio’s Division of WildlifeOutdoor Hub’s recent article, “Partnership Between CONSOL Energy, Inc and Ohio’s Division of Wildlife Leads to an Additional 1,500 Acres for Outdoor Recreation”, explains the benefit the land will have for outdoor enthusiasts.

“CONSOL Energy is extremely pleased to enroll an additional 1,500 acres into the Ohio Department of Natural Resources CO-OP Program,” said Tim Schivley, Manager of Rental Properties, CONSOL Land. “This will provide areas for public recreation while keeping with CONSOL Energy’s corporate policy to manage its properties to enhance public use and increase wildlife habitat.”–“Partnership Between CONSOL Energy Inc. and Ohio’s Division of Wildlife Leads to an Additional 1,500 Acres for Outdoor Recreation” (9/29/12)

Companies like CONSOL are doing their part for the community while expanding their operations in the Utica Shale.  Hoping for good production in their wells, they plan to be a presence in the state for a while.  They aren’t the only company with a vested interest in the community.  Halliburton recently helped out Tri-Valley Local Schools outside of Zanesville by donating up to $800,000 for their new athletic facility and bleachers.  Chesapeake Energy brought their Operation Blue community service efforts to communities all over eastern Ohio.  Clearly, these companies are making a difference through not only job creation and energy savings, but also through community outreach.

Ohio’s Division of Wildlife expressed their excitement for the new opportunity for those who enjoy the outdoors:

“CONSOL Energy really stepped up to the plate once again for outdoor enthusiasts,” said Scott Peters, wildlife management supervisor for Division of Wildlife in Akron. “We are delighted to announce that the property will open to the public on September 29th of this year, just in time for the opening of Ohio’s deer archery season,” noted Peters.—“Partnership Between CONSOL Energy Inc. and Ohio’s Division of Wildlife Leads to an Additional 1,500 Acres for Outdoor Recreation” (9/29/12)

The Division of Wildlife will fulfill their part of the agreement by enforcing hunting regulations, other wildlife protection, illegal dumping, and off-road vehicle use.  The partnership will provide a large, safe area for both outdoorsmen and wildlife.

CONSOL also appeared in the media twice this week.  The Youngstown Business Journal took an in depth look into the company’s two new wells in Mahoning County.  The article “Consol Begins Drilling Two Wells in North Jackson” explains the Utica testing process and several levels of well casing.  The paper also interviewed Harry Schurr, general manager of CONSOL Energy Corp’s Utica operations for their ‘3 Minutes With’ series.  Schurr further discusses the development and testing, including plans for pipeline.

As CONSOL continues to develop the Utica Shale in Ohio, communities can expect them to be a good neighbor.  Like other companies, their development is helping to transform Ohio’s economy and provide jobs and revenue for Ohio’s families.

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