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Special soundscape-focused issue of Park Science magazine

Bioacoustics, Effects of Noise on Wildlife, Science, Wildlands Add comments

This came out in December, but I forgot to post about it then.  The National Park Service’s science magazine has published an entire issue devoted to the NPS’s soundscape studies and programs.

A couple strolls through Cathedral Grove on a quiet morning in winter when visitation is typically low. Signage at the entrance to this area reminds visitors that they are in a quiet zone. (NPS Photo/Lou Sian)

A couple strolls through Cathedral Grove on a quiet morning in winter when visitation is typically low. Signage at the entrance to this area reminds visitors that they are in a quiet zone. (NPS Photo/Lou Sian)

Articles include:

  • Measuring and monitoring soundscapes in the national parks
  • Integrating soundscapes into NPS planning
  • Conserving the wild life therein–Protecting park fauna from anthropogenic noise
  • Soundscapes monitoring and an overflight advisory group: Informing real-time management decisions at Denali
  • Soundscape management at Grand Canyon National Park
  • Generator noise along the US-Mexico border
  • A program of research to support management of visitor-caused noise at Muir Woods National Monument

And, as they say, much, much more!  See the issue online here; from there, you can read every article in full. Note that the html views break each article into several separate pages, but you can also view in a “printer-ready” format that loads the entire article into a FlashPaper format, or you can view or download the full articles as pdfs.

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