Marcellus shale exploration

The Marcellus shale is located in the Appalachian region of the US. It spans approximately 600 miles from the southern tier of New York through Pennsylvania and Ohio, and into West Virginia and parts of western Virginia. It is estimated to cover about 54,000 square miles, and it coincides with the location of many wild trout streams.

Exploration of natural gas deposits in Marcellus shale has the potential to cause serious negative impacts to coldwater streams and everything dependent upon them. Click here to learn more about how TU is tracking Marcellus shale development.

Click here to download a fact sheet published by the Virginia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society.