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are using best management practices
by only using lighting when and
where it is appropriate, and by replacing
lighting that disrupts the nocturnal
environment for visitors and
wildlife. The NPS, in coordination
with many partners, has developed a
tool using the ArcGIS suite of products
to organize lighting information.
Completing a lighting inventory
also is a mandatory step for
certification as an International
Dark Sky Park. Currently, there
are 36 NPS units certified by the
International Dark-Sky Association
(IDA). This certification gives parks
that work to interpret, protect and
share their night sky the recognition
they deserve. All IDA-certified
park applications can be found on
the NSNSD website,
including
information about sky quality and
night-sky friendly lighting.
Parks and park partners are encouraged
to reach out to the Colorado
Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative
or the NPS NSNSD to develop
a timeline to acquire the tools and
personnel needed to complete a
lighting inventory and subsequent
lighting management plans.
Since 2001, the NPS has collected
data in more than 100 national parks
(for more information on these data
collection methods, check out: NPS
Methods - Night Skies at tinyurl.
com/5xhbnrra). Many of the methods
and resources used by NSNSD
are available to the public via
NSNSD websites, publications and
by contacting the division directly.
You can learn more about the NPS
night skies work by visiting nps.gov/
Subjects/NightSkies or by visiting
the Night Skies of the U.S. National
Park Service Story Map (tinyurl.
com/5r58nyc8). We are all under one
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orate to protect our shared night.
Editor's Note: The above originally appeared
as a post on the Colorado Plateau
Dark Sky Cooperative blog. To read the
original text published on February 16,
visit tinyurl.com/mrxkenbb.
Sharolyn Anderson, Ph.D., is a Physical Scientist at National
Park Service Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division. Ashley
Pipkin is a Biologist at National Park Service Natural Sounds
and Night Skies Division.
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