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SmoC Air Quality and Fire Issues

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) is an operational group designed to coordinate programs of the participating wildfire management agencies. The Smoke Committee (SmoC) has been established by NWCG to provide interagency leadership, coordination and integration of air resource and fire management objectives to support overall land management goals. Air quality is critical to human health and welfare. Fire is an important disturbance process in many wildland ecosystems. The Smoke Committee strives to support successful management and utilization of wildland fire while appropriately addressing smoke impacts, for public health, welfare and safety.

From here you can find information on: 

SmoC Activity Updates - Periodic updates on the activities of the NWCG Smoke Committee

SmoC Briefing Papers - Outreach documents from the Smoke Committee addressing key smoke management issues

SmoC Documents - A list of relevant documents videos and presentations

Smoke Research - Information on current smoke management research. The Smoke and Emissions Portal has focused on perceptions research, however this section will soon be expanding to cover a variety of smoke research areas.

SmoC Subcommittee information - Information and call notes from the different SmoC subcommittees