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Title: From landscapes to soundscapes: understanding and managing natural quiet in the national parks

Author: Manning, Robert; Valliere, William; Hallo, Jeffery; Newman, Peter; Pilcher, Ericka; Savidge, Michael; Dugan, Dan;

Date: 2007

Source: In: Burns, R.; Robinson, K., comps. Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2006 April 9-11; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-14. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 601-606.

Publication Series: General Technical Report - Proceedings

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Description: Research at Muir Woods Natural Monument suggests that soundscapes are an important component of parks and outdoor recreation, that human-caused noise is a potentially important indicator of quality for park soundscapes, and that visitors have normative standards for the maximum acceptable level of human-caused noise in parks. Formulating indicators and standards of quality may be a useful way of understanding and managing park soundscapes.

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Manning, Robert; Valliere, William; Hallo, Jeffery; Newman, Peter; Pilcher, Ericka; Savidge, Michael; Dugan, Dan 2007. From landscapes to soundscapes: understanding and managing natural quiet in the national parks. In: Burns, R.; Robinson, K., comps. Proceedings of the 2006 Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium; 2006 April 9-11; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-14. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 601-606.

 


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