Preserving Sounds of the Wild. (3:56) By Marriott Library. This video outlines the work of the Western Soundscape Archive (WSA). The archive recognizes the vital connection between places and their soundscapes and features audio recordings of animals and environments throughout the western United States. Begun in November of 2007, the archive is housed at the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library and features recordings contributed by volunteers, state and federal agencies, and conservation groups. The website continues to grow and currently includes representative sounds of approximately 80% of the West's bird species, 90% of the regions frog and toad species, and numerous mammals and reptiles. Ref: Marriott Library, University of Utah.