Impacts to Wildlife

Frequent low-altitude flights can disrupt the feeding and breeding habits of wildlife and livestock. Many of the health impacts to humans, including stress, will be felt by animals, too. Some of the most significant impacts from noise on wildlife are caused by chronic exposure; ten thousand low-altitude flights per year surely constitute “chronic exposure.” The timing of proposed exercises over the course of a year will affect game species and, therefore, hunting and fishing in the Gila, which contains some of the state’s best elk herds and most sought-after hunting permits.

More information

Noise Effects on Wildlife – Literature Review – http://www.nonoise.org/library/fctsheet/wildlife.htm

Effects of Overflights on Wildlife – http://www.nonoise.org/library/npreport/chapter5.htm