Participating in the Keystone Center panels

The final series of Keystone Center science panels will be held in Anchorage on May 6 and 7. These panels are designed to give the public an opportunity to attend a discussion related to information presented in the Pebble Limited Partnership’s (PLP) Environmental Baseline Document (EBD), released in January 2012.

Can I attend the science panels?

Yes. Members of the public can register to attend in person, but availability is limited. (Register online or call 866- 276-3074.) Panels will also be webcast online. Visit the Keystone Center web site on May 6 and May 7 to view the proceedings live. During the panels, members of the public will have opportunities to ask questions, either in person or by email.

Who are the panelists?

Panelists are independent scientists with experience in the fields related to the panel topics. They have volunteered to review the EBD chapters and participate in the panels. View panelist bios.

What topics will the panels cover?

The May 6 panels will cover: vegetation types including typical plant-species composition and vegetation structure; characterization of wetlands, and waterbodies.

The May 7 panels will cover: wildlife habitat mapping and habitat-value assessment; species of conservation concern, including mammals, terrestrial and marine birds, and rare vascular plants.

What resources can I review on these topics before the panels?

Vegetation: PLP EBD Chapters 13 and 38

Wetlands: PLP EBD Chapters 14 and 39; Pebble Watch Explores Wetlands fact sheet

Wildlife, habitat: PLP EBD Chapters 16 and 41, and 44

Endangered species: PLP EBD Chapters 17 and 45


For more about the Keystone Center process, see this previous Pebble Watch coverage:

October 2012 newsletter

Pebble Watch Q & A with Keystone Center’s Todd Bryan