Visual Impacts In Parks: Jet Contrails in Denali National Park

We can use simulated ranges of conditions to learn about visitor preferences.  Below, I show a series of images I developed to depict one potential aesthetic impact to wilderness recreation.  It is a nice, reliable, quantitative, repeatable technique for basing difficult and controversial management decisions on data.  Often used in people per viewscape/shed (PPV) and people at one time (PAOT) crowding measures.

Not sure how it works for protecting your park, forest or refuge? Contact my research group.

ZERO CONTRAILS VISIBLE

 

FEW CONTRAILS VISIBLE

 

SOME CONTRAILS VISIBLE

 

MORE CONTRAILS VISIBLE

 

MANY CONTRAILS VISIBLE

 

VERY MANY CONTRAILS VISIBLE

 

Pretty cool, huh?