Site specific guidelines and maps for Facilities, Scientific, Restricted and Visitor Zones in the ASMA
Facilities Zones have been designated to contain temporary and semi-permanent facilities within pre-defined areas and thereby control their distribution and footprint. There are eleven sites designated as Facilities Zones in the Area. The location, boundaries, maps, helicopter landing sites, infrastructure and identification of the maintaining party for each Facilities Zone can be viewed here:
Individual maps for each Facilities Zone can be downloaded here.
The Scientific Zones have been designated to raise visitor awareness of specific sites of current and on-going scientific research. There are two sites designated as Scientific Zones. Site descriptions, guidelines for activities and maps showing the boundaries for each site can be viewed here:Boulder Pavement, Wright Valley
Individual maps for each Scientific Zone can be downloaded here.
The Restricted Zones have been designated at sites of high scientific value and which are particularly sensitive to human disturbance. There are eight sites designated as Restricted Zones. Access to Restricted Zones should be for compelling reasons that connot be served elsewhere eithin the Area. Site descriptions, guidelines for activities and maps showing the boundaries for each site can be viewed here:Mount Feather Sirius Deposits, Mount Feather Argo Gully, Lake Vanda, Wright Valley Hart Ash Deposit, Wright Valley Battleship Promontory, Alatna Valley, Convoy Range
Individual maps for each Restricted Zone can be downloaded here.
The Visitor Zone has been designated to manage the activities of visitors, including program personnel, tourists or non-governmental expeditions, to reduce potential impacts to the environment. There is currently one site designated a Visitor Zone, located in the Taylor Valley near the Canada Glacier terminus. A site description, guidelines for activities and a map showing the boundaries can be viewed here. This site also has an Antarctic Treaty Site Guide available for viewing or downloading.Antarctic Treaty Visitor Site Guide (PDF)
The map for the Visitor Zone can be downloaded here.