Yuanjiajie Automatic Air Monitoring Station, built with an investment of 1.238 million yuan by Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie, has been put into use recently. The station can accurately monitor the air quality in core scenic areas of Wulingyuan, which is crucial to the optimization of the air monitoring network of Wulingyuan and the improvement of management capability of ecological environment management department.
Wulingyuan strikes a balance between economic development and environment protection, safeguards heritages, spares no efforts to win the critical battle against pollution, and implements the river chief system. Since closing down Suoxi and Baofeng Lake hydropower stations, it has improved the ecological environment continuously and its air quality has met the standard earlier than other counties and districts. According to the statistics, in 2020, the forest coverage rate in Wulingyuan reached 85.18%, utilization rate of fecal residues reached 88%, the centralized treatment rate of waste water reached 96.8%, the excellent rate of air quality in the urban area reached 99.7%, and the rate of drinking water sources that meet the quality standard and the harmless disposal rate of household waste reached 100%. There were no moderately and highly polluted days, and the air quality in scenic spots became good, which can even be monitored and published in real time. Wulingyuan was rated as National Forest City, and National Demonstration Area for Ecological Conservation.
At present, Wulingyuan is becoming more attractive for its great ecological environment.
Edited by Li Ling