America's national parks contain many cherished treasures. Among them are captivating natural sounds and awe-inspiring night skies. The joy of listening to the quiet symphony of nature and the wonderment of seeing the Milky Way stretching overhead are unique experiences that can still be found in many of our national parks.
Natural and cultural sounds are vital components of park environments, and connect us to the qualities that define these special places.
A naturally dark night sky is more than a scenic canvas; it is part of a complex ecosystem that supports both natural and cultural resources
Last updated: February 15, 2018