The public is invited to a gas lease forum at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the United Church of Christ on West Main Street in Norwich.

Mina Takahashi, an organic farmer from Oxford, says she knows from experience that landowners should be aware of the implications of signing a gas lease.

"Land owners need to know that there are great implications no their homeowners insurance if they have a gas lease on the property," she said. "They need to know there are limitations on property usage. They'll find out (at the meeting) if there is a good gas lease."

Ellen Harrison of and attorney Joseph Heath will cover these topics in-depth and be available for questions following the presentations.

The Fleased forum is free and open to the public. The forum is organized by concerned residents of Oxford, and co-sponsored by C-Dog and C-Care.

For more information call 607-226-6483.