Satellite Light Pollution

Satellite Light Pollution: Is The Sky Really Falling? John Barentine, PH. D, Principal Consultant at Dark Sky Consulting, LLC Download a high quality pdf version of this article here When you hear the words “light pollution”, what do they mean to you? Those words may evoke the washed-out night skies in and near cities that…

Announcing a New Home for the Dark Sky Cooperatives

Announcing a New Home for the Dark Sky Cooperatives The Institute of Outdoor Recreation & Tourism at USU becomes new home to the Western Dark Sky Cooperatives Read the full announcement here Exciting New Beginnings in 2022! We have some exciting news! The Colorado Plateau and Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperatives will be working with…

The Mojave Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network

The Mojave Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network Allen Calvert, Mojave Desert Inventory and Monitoring Network Program Manager Download a high quality pdf version of this article here This article was originally published in July 2020 by the BRDSC The National Park Service created the Inventory and Monitoring (I&M) Division 20 years ago to inventory natural…

Why NEPA matters and what does it have to do with the night sky?

Why NEPA matters and what does it have to do with the night sky? Gina Pearson, US DOI National Park Service Environmental Protection Specialist, Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division Download a high quality pdf version of this article here The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) was passed in 1969 requiring federal decision makers to…

The National Natural Landmarks Program

The National Natural Landmarks Program A Snapshot of NNLs in our Neighboring Dark Sky Cooperative Guest: Laurie Lee Jenkins Download a high quality pdf version of this article here BIOLOGICAL AND GEOLOGICAL HERITAGE Did you know that there are 15 National Natural Landmarks (NNL’s) within the Basin and Range Dark Sky Cooperative? Many offering amazing…

Policy Matters. Advocacy Works.

Policy Matters. Advocacy Works. Guest: Cassidy Jones Outreach and Engagement Manager | Southwest Region | National Parks Conservation Association Download a high quality pdf of the article here “Policy matters. Advocacy works. We must use our voices to speak loudly together for continued dark sky protection in Utah and beyond. I encourage anyone who loves…

Measuring & Treasuring our Night Skies

Measuring & Treasuring our Night Skies NPS Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division Guests: Sharolyn Anderson and Ashley Pipkin Download a high quality pdf of the article here The Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division (NSNSD) is located within the Natural Resources Stewardship and Science Directorate of the United States National Park Service. The NPS…

Supporting Public Lands Across the Colorado Plateau

The Peaks, Plateaus and Canyons Association Guest: Sue Husch, PPCA Administrator Download a high quality pdf of the article here If you’ve visited a National Park, National Monument, BLM or Forest Service visitor center or book store on public lands, chances are you’ve met a “Cooperating Association” – a nonprofit partner of a public land…

Show me the data: lighting inventory innovations

Show me the data: lighting inventory innovations Guest: Bryan Boulanger Professor of Environmental Engineering, Ohio Northern University Download a high quality pdf of the article here “We went from being able to identify, locate, and characterize 100 or so fixtures per day using multiple teams of people, to providing information on more than 300 fixtures…

Introducing: The Western Night Skies Council

Introducing: The Western Night Skies Council Guest: Aubrey Larsen, Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative Download a high quality pdf of the article here Dark sky preservation is inherently a regional issue. One municipality or park can make a significant difference, but efforts to minimize light pollution will be far more effective if regionalism is recognized…