Midwest Citizens for Responsible Outdoor Lighting - MCROL

Missouri State Parks and Class 1 Areas Light Pollution impact - 1997 Study

Summary - Over 95% of Missouri State Parks and Class 1 Areas analyzed have moderate to severe light pollution problems.

Over 75% of Missouri State Parks and Class 1 Areas analyzed have severe light pollution problems
and have lost the ability to see half of the visible stars. - RW

Light Pollution Impact - Severe

Light Pollution Impact - Moderate

    Big Lake State Park Lake Wappapello
    State Park
    Mark Twain State Park
         
    Mingo Wilderness Area Pershing State Park Sam A Baker State Park
         
    Stockton State Park Taum Sauk Mountain
    State Park
    Van Meter State Park
         

Light Pollution Impact - Slight

     
    Johnson's Shut-ins
    State Park
    Montauk State Park  
         

As a rough estimate - around Green you loose approximately half of the visible stars and around Orange you loose three-fourths. - Robert Wagner

  • Key and US Forecasted Growth
    These images were produced using the North American Night Sky Brightness Overlay and Google Earth.
    The list of 156 Mandatory Class 1 Federal Areas is available at the EPA Website.
    A map of Federal Class 1 Areas is available at the NPS Website.
    This site is maintained by Robert Wagner - of Kansas City, MO. Please contact me if you have any additional relevant information or corrections.