Please take a look at this very interesting article which speaks to the very issues of soundscapes, throughout the world, that Davyd Betchkal will speak about in relation to Alaska at the Annual Meeting. Hope to see you there.
Save the date!
Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 for AQRC’s Annual Meeting from 7-9pm at Campbell Creek Science Center
Davyd Betchkal, NPS Alaska Region Soundscape Specialist/Acoustic Ecologist
“Hear Here: Quietude in Alaska’s National Parks”
Alaskan national parks are well-known for their solitude and remoteness. As Sigurd F. Olson wrote in his 1956 book, The Singing Wilderness, “[Vast wildernesses] will always be there and their beauty may not change, but should their silences be broken, they will never be the same.” Davyd is tasked with providing such a focus for national parks in the Alaska region through science, planning, and outreach. He has been studying soundscapes and acoustic ecology with the NPS since 2009. In quiescent wilderness he finds an ecstatic balm – reacquainting the mind to the complex and wonderous mystery of life.