Working Group on Description and Measurement of the Ambient Sound in Parks, Wilderness Areas, and Other Quiet and/or Pristine Areas


Co-Chair: Kurt Fristrup

Scope: Develop and maintain standards for the description and measurement of the ambient sound in parks, wilderness areas, and other quiet and/or pristine areas. Including methods for describing the natural soundscape, and assessing the impact on wildlife. Maintain communication and liaison with related ANSI WGs, in particular S12/WG 15, relevant US regulatory agencies and relevant international standards committees.       

Responsible for the following published standards:


Committee members may access the password protected part of the site here.