Hwy 62 – 76 Soundscapes and Noise

Rehabilitation of Highway 62 West, Crater Lake National Park, Klamath County, Oregon

 ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES

ALTERNATIVE A: NO ACTION

This section evaluates the potential impacts of the no-action alternative.

Soundscapes and Noise

Because no action would be taken in this alternative, there would be no change to soundscapes or noise quality as a result of the no-action alternative.

Cumulative Impacts. Past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions would not have long-term effects on soundscapes or noise quality; any impacts would be short term, localized, and negligible. The no-action alternative would not contribute to these actions.

Conclusion. There would be no change to soundscapes or noise quality from the no-action alternative. The no-action alternative would not contribute to cumulative impacts.

Because there would be no major adverse impacts to a resource or value whose conservation is (1) necessary to fulfill specific purposes identified in the park’s establishing legislation, (2) key to the natural or cultural integrity of the park or to opportunities for enjoyment of the park, or (3) identified as a goal in the park’s General Management Plan or other relevant National Park Service planning documents, there would be no impairment of park resources or values.

 

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