Smoke management program administration and evaluation
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): P. Lahm
Editor(s): C. C. Hardy; R. D. Ottmar; J. L. Peterson; J. E. Core; P. A. Seamon
Publication Year: 2001

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • education
  • public information
  • smoke behavior
  • smoke effects
  • smoke management
  • US Forest Service
  • wilderness areas
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: July 25, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39822
Tall Timbers Record Number: 14549
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TTRS Call Number: A13.99/8:SM 7/2
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From the text...'Smoke management program administration can range from activities conducted at the local burn program level to a multi-state coordinated effort to manage smoke. The EPA Interim Air Quality Policy on Wildland and Prescribed Fires (Interim Policy) (EPA 1998) recommends that smoke management programs be administered by a central authority with clear decision-making capability. As smoke management programs range from voluntary efforts to mandatory regulatory driven programs, the administration will vary accordingly. On the more local level, the programs may be administered by a group of land managers or private landholders seeking to coordinate burning efforts to avoid excessive smoke impacts. Mandatory regulatory driven smoke management programs tend to be administered by tribal/state/district air quality regulatory agencies or state forestry entities. The administration of smoke management programs allows for a number of different approaches to meet EPA objectives and to maintain cooperative and interactive efforts to manage the dual objectives of good air quality and land stewardship.'

Online Link(s):
Lahm, P. 2001. Smoke management program administration and evaluation, in CC Hardy, RD Ottmar, JL Peterson, JE Core, and PA Seamon eds., Smoke management guide for prescribed and wildland fire. National Wildfire Coordination Group, p. 201-206.