Welcome to the Emissions and Smoke Portal
The Emissions and Smoke Portal brings together information, documents, websites, and training materials on smoke management and air quality. The information provided here reflects the efforts of the NWCG Smoke Committee to provide interagency leadership, coordination, and integration of air resources and fire management objectives to support overall land management goals. It also reflects efforts of the University of Idaho to provide the best available science and information for land management professionals to apply in their work.
Below you will find a list of recent presentations and upcoming smoke events around the country. For education and information resources check out the topics in the top navigation bar (above). For peer reviewed papers and data, check out the FRAMES catalog of smoke content.
Latest Presentations & News
This presentation will provides an overview of the landscape of air sensor projects. Topics covered will include the number and types of project happening domestically and across the world, performance of low cost devices and parameters to consider when choosing a device, applications for sensor data, and the communication of real-time information to the public.
The webinar examined challenges facing the use of prescribed fire and opportunities to expand the use of prescribed fire as an element of responsible land management. The discussion explored the current regulatory framework, the intersection of EPA regulations and exceptional events criteria, how states have implemented best practices and models for prescribed fires, and increasing state engagement in the use of prescribed fire.
A free one and a half hour webinar from the Southern Fire Exchange, the Southeastern Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS) and the NWCG Smoke Committee. Presentation by Alan Long, Ph.D. of the Southern Fire Exchange.
More events listed on our Smoke News and Events archive page.
The Current Landscape of Air Quality Sensors - Networks, Performance, and Communication Strategies
For more information on smoke and air quality training through the University of Idaho please email Josh Hyde: jhyde [at] uidaho.edu