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Air Quality and Smoke Management Resources

The University of Idaho and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's (NWCG) Smoke Committee (SmoC) have developed a range of educational materials to further your knowledge of air quality and smoke management. These resources are available on the Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES) Emissions and Smoke Portal. Brief descriptions of our training tools are described below to help you choose which resource is right for you. 

Smoke Management and Air Quality for Land Managers
Smoke Management and Air Quality for Land Managers is an openly available online resource designed to meet the needs of federal and state land managers who require a working knowledge of air quality regulations and smoke management approaches. The course is self-paced and takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete. Smoke Management and Air Quality for Land Managers is a combination of conventional readings, interactive figures, and supporting case studies to help users:

  • Understand Federal air quality and smoke rules and regulations
  • Learn what other Land Managers have to be successful managing smoke
  • Experience the results of good collaboration and communication

Air Quality Library
This page contains PDF links of several helpful air quality guides and links to related web sites, several of which were used in the development of this tutorial.

Smokepedia
This interactive glossary of air quality terms will always be available in the top right corner of this website window. To search for a term, simply click on the Smokepedia link to bring up the glossary, where further information is given.

Public Perceptions and Tolerance of Smoke
This page contains information and webinars focused on public tolerance and perception of wildland fire and smoke. This area includes a webinar hosted by the NWCG Smoke Committee summarizing current research on social issues related to smoke.