Klamath Network

Authored by: Timothy J. Sullivan

Air Pollution and Its Impacts on U.S. National Parks

Print publication date:  January  2017
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498765176
eBook ISBN: 9781315163703
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315163703-13

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Abstract

There are six parks in the Klamath Network: Crater Lake National Park (CRLA), Lassen Volcanic National Park (LAVO), Lava Beds National Monument (LABE), Oregon Caves National Monument (ORCA), Redwood National Park (REDW), and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area (WHIS). Crater Lake NP, LABE, LAVO, and REDW are Class I air quality areas and receive special protection against air quality impacts under the Clean Air Act. These later four parks are the subjects of this analysis. The Klamath Network contains three parks larger than 100 mi2 (259 km2): CRLA, LAVO, and REDW. Larger parks generally have more available data with which to evaluate air pollution sensitivities and effects. In addition, the larger parks generally contain more extensive resources in need of protection against the adverse impacts of air pollution. Since air pollutants can be widespread, reduction of pollution emissions affecting large parks will often result in the protection of smaller parks located nearby as well.

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