Listen to the majestic nature sounds of Yellowstone National Park, and remember why we must protect these lands

In order to preserve some of nature’s most beautiful sounds, Yellowstone National Park is creating a sound library to archive audio recordings of the park.

The archive is just another way to spread awareness about the sheer magnitude of wildlife that exists within Yellowstone, which stretches across Wyoming and parts of Montana and Idaho.

“I started volunteering at Yellowstone in 2013, doing a little bit of nature recording and storytelling through sound, said audio producer Jennifer Jerrett. The park has since placed her in charge of collecting audio for the library. 

Listen to the public-domain sound recordings here!

“Jeff Rice at the Acoustic Atlas, a nature and soundscape archive at the Montana State University Library, heard one of my stories, reached out to me, and we started to explore the possibility of some kind of collaboration, she said.

Jerrett says too often her recordings pick up human sounds, like tourists and traffic. She hopes the recordings will capture the park’s ecosystems as they are at this moment in time, and remind people that the land — and all national parks — are worthy of respect and protection.

Check out the National Parks Conservation Association for info about how you can help keep these lands safe!

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