Karen Trevino’s job safeguarding the natural sounds of America’s national parks took on a personal dimension when she brought her son to Rocky Mountain National Park.
Two motorcyclists were sitting on their bikes idling near the visitor’s center when Trevino and her toddler walked by.
“And one of them winked at the other and thought it would be pretty funny. He throttled a couple of times pretty hard. I swear my son must have jumped three feet sideways,” Trevino recalled. “He’s only 3 so of course he started crying. He was really upset.”
Motorcycles are among the largest sources of noise pollution in national parks. The park service has been getting complaints about motorcycle noise from citizens and park superintendents around the country. READ ON