The Extinction of Silence

If you follow our Denali in the Media feed or our Facebook site, you’ve already seen this, but it is such a good article it merited a full post here as well. The New York Times Magazine carried an article on March 15 which discusses the problem of disappearing natural soundscapes, while highlighting the work of the Denali sound program. This is worth a read to understand NPS (and others’) efforts to protect the natural sound environment, the underlying need for the natural sound indicators in the Denali Backcountry Management Plan, and DCC’s efforts on the park’s Overflights Advisory Council.

Is Silence Going Extinct?

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