Wilderness http://kajx.org en "What does the fox hear? Noise impacts and the importance of natural silence." http://kajx.org/post/what-does-fox-hear-noise-impacts-and-importance-natural-silence <p>A key rationale for conservation is protecting wildlife from the impacts of people. Some of those impacts are obvious, like cutting down trees or building a parking lot over a wetland. Some though are harder to understand or see, literally. A <a href="http://news.boisestate.edu/update/2013/11/06/first-kind-study-documents-effects-road-noises-migratory-birds/">recent study from Boise State University</a> caught my attention. In it researchers created a phantom ‘road’ along a mountainside in Idaho by attaching speakers to trees and playing the sounds of a hi-way into an otherwise pristine forest.&nbsp;<br /> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:39:21 +0000 Will Roush 11193 at http://kajx.org "What does the fox hear? Noise impacts and the importance of natural silence." Congresswoman DeGette Tries Again for Wilderness http://kajx.org/post/congresswoman-degette-tries-again-wilderness <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado Congresswoman Diana </span>DeGette<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is again trying to expand wilderness in the state. The Democrat, whose district largely includes Denver, hopes to preserve more than thirty places around Colorado including land in Eagle County. </span>DeGette<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced her proposal legislation Monday, June </span>24<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;She has introduced similar versions for more than a decade.</span></p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:27:25 +0000 Elise Thatcher 3503 at http://kajx.org Congresswoman DeGette Tries Again for Wilderness