Update from the Gas and Preservation Partnership (GAPP)

American Cultural Resources Assn.


Friday, September 19, 2014
4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. EDT

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The Gas and Preservation Partnership (GAPP) is a coalition of representatives from the energy industry and the preservation community with a mission to promote energy development and to protect significant historic and cultural sites. Our coalition includes representatives from Shell, Southwestern Energy, the Society for American Archaeology, and numerous ACRA-member firms. GAPP is developing and piloting a set of voluntary practices for energy companies that facilitate development, manage risk, and yield positive outcomes for historic and cultural resources and the communities that value them. During this session we will present our progress and plans for a pilot project in the Utica shale of eastern Ohio, discuss national implications of GAPP's work, and solicit input from ACRA members. Presenters will include Marion Werkheiser, counsel to the GAPP Board of Directors and day-to-day manager of the effort; Chris Polglase, Co-Chair of GAPP's Significance & Valuation Working Group, and Donn Grenda, Co-Chair of GAPP's Identification & Information Resources Working Group.