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Soundscape

Overview

Contacts:

  • Dave Schirokauer
  • Dayvd Betchkal

Park Units:

An important characteristic of the physical environment is the natural soundscape of an ecosystem. Soundscape is generally comprised of two main sound categories, biophony and geophony. Ecosystems have specific soundscape characteristics that are an important attribute of the natural system, as well as have a distinct impact on the human perception of the environment. In 2000, Director’s Order 47 directed park managers to identify baseline soundscapes and related measures. Prior to the Director’s Order, YUCH devoted significant resources to evaluating the potential affects military overflights have on Dall’s sheep and Peregrine falcon populations. While WRST and DENA do not experience military flight activity, soundscape disturbance due to helicopters air taxis and flightseeing is a topic of concern as the number of visitors continues to increase.

Products

Citation Year Type Access Holdings IRMA
Download NOAT_Soundscape_Inventory_Report_2013_-_2014_Final_v2.pdf Betchkal D. 2015. Acoustic monitoring report, Noatak National Preserve – 2013 and 2014. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/NOAT/NRDS—2015/787. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2015 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2221854
Download Soundscapes_Annual_Report_2011_PBEdit_nrss.pdf Betchkal D. 2013. Acoustic monitoring report, Denali National Park and Preserve – 2011. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/DENA/NRDS—2013/474. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2013 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2194377
Download DENA_2012_Soundscapes_Annual_Report_Final.pdf Betchkal D. 2013. Acoustic monitoring report, Denali National Park and Preserve – 2012. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/DENA/NRDS—2013/589. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2013 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2204780
Download DENA_2010_Soundscapes_Annual_Report_Final.pdf Withers J and Betchkal D. 2013. Acoustic monitoring report, Denali National Park and Preserve – 2010. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/DENA/NRDS—2013/441. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2013 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2192884
Download DENA_Soundscapes_Annual_Report_2009_nrss.pdf Withers J. 2012. Acoustic monitoring report, Denali National Park and Preserve - 2009.. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/DENA/NRDS—2012/271. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2012 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2184396
Download Final_ed_Soundscapes2007_nrpc_3-2011.pdf Withers J. 2011. Acoustic monitoring report, Denali National Park and Preserve - 2007. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/CAKN/NRDS—2011/122. National Park Service, Natural Resource Program Center. Fort Collins, Colorado 2011 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2167857
Download Withers J and Adema G. 2010. Case Study: Soundscape monitoring and an overflights advisory council: Informing real-time management decisions at Denali National Park and Preserve. Park Science. 26(3):42–45 2010 Journal Article Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2201566
Download Soundscapes_Annual_Report_2008_NRTR_nrpc.doc Withers J. 2010. Acoustic monitoring report, Denali National Park and Preserve - 2008. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/CAKN/NRDS—2010/091. National Park Service, Natural Resource Program Center. Fort Collins, Colorado 2010 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2165459
Download Denali_Soundscapes_Annual_Report_2008_accepted.pdf Withers J. 2009. Denali National Park acoustic monitoring report - 2008. National Park Service 2009 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2175687
Click to view holdings Withers J. 2007. Denali National Park & Preserve Soundscape Annual Report 2006. Fairbanks, AK (2 holdings) 2007 Generic Document Public 2 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2184274
Download Soundscapes.pdf Hults C and Burson S. 2006. Soundscapes of Denali National Park and Preserve. Alaska Park Science. 5(1):20-22 2006 Journal Article Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2189009
Click to view holdings Hults C. 2005. Denali National Park and Preserve Soundscape Annual Report 2005. Denali National Park and Preserve. Denali Park, Alaska (2 holdings) 2005 Published Report Internal 2 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/654215
Click to view holdings Hults C. 2004. Denali National Park and Preserve Soundscape Annual Report 2004. Center for Resources, Science, and Learning, Denali National Park and Preserve. Denali Park, AK (2 holdings) 2004 Published Report Internal 2 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/654232


See also

Citation Year Type Access Holdings IRMA
Geospatial sound modeling. 2013-2015 2015 Project Public 9 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2217356


Details

Key words: alaska, biophony, denali, ecosystem, geophony, human perception, monitoring, overflight, sound, soundscape

Subject Category:

  • Ecological Framework: Landscapes | Soundscape | Soundscape

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