A program linking WV landowners with environmental researchers who desire to study Marcellus gas drilling & fracking at ground zero. We provide the access !
The WV Host Farms Program is a volunteer-based grass roots initiative. It is a program that connects WV landowners with the environmental community who desire to study Marcellus gas drilling & fracking at ground zero.

Our network of volunteers are located in more than a dozen counties throughout WV. Participating landowners give access to their private properties so that university researchers, students, environmental journalists, photographers, public policy decision makers, public health professionals, and environmental education and advocacy organizations can document and evaluate the impacts of the “unconventional” natural gas drilling method known as slick water, high-volume, horizontal hydraulic fracturing. When it comes to playing at New Zealand online casino, you’ve got two choices: Choose blindly or look for the OnlineCasinoKiwi.co.nz seal of approval. Online pokies at casinos invariably have promotions running and have good bonuses too.

We do not charge a fee for this service, we are just grateful that we can provide the environmental community with unfettered access on via the private property of our participating landowners.

Our program makes it possible for researchers to have unfettered access to locations in WV by studying on the private property of our participating landowners. Many of our volunteers are landowners who have shale gas drilling on or adjacent to their properties. Others live next to or near gas processing facilities such as natural gas compressor stations/extraction plants.

Landowners in our program are willing to “host” visitors on their private property who come
to do environmental research and to document how shale gas drilling is affecting
our rural WV communities.

View our photo gallery page found on the menu bar to see images of shale gas drilling in West Virginia. Check back often, as we will be adding hundreds of photos collected over the past two years that show what shale drilling/fracking looks like in West Virginia. We feel that it is important to share these images and stories with the public so that people can gain a broader understanding of some of the risks to environment and public health that may be associated with this type of “unconventional” drilling.