The TASET project was funded by the Joint Fire Science Program to develop a structured analysis of smoke management and to recommend specific developments for advancing the state of science in this field. The structured analysis was conducted by determining specific information needed to take actions required to manage smoke. Further, we asked what tools, primarily which models and data sets, are used to provide this information. The analysis resulted in the following breakdown of smoke management actions: strategic planning, tactical planning and permitting, operations, and evaluation and monitoring. Following development of this task breakdown, we designed a survey focusing on the identified tools which asks respondents about the utility of these tools and their suggested priorities for improving them. The survey was provided to over 200 fire and air quality professionals by both conventional mail and e-mail. Further, the survey was published on the CIRA smoke & fire website. This process led to over 50 total responses. Finally, based on the structured analysis and the results of the survey, a Workshop was held at Colorado State University in February 2000. The workshop provided 50 key players in the smoke management field the opportunity to interact and discuss development of technically advanced tools for smoke management.