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.

    Calendar Events

    Recorded Presentations


    Presentation: Fire, Smoke, and Air Quality. Greg Johnson, NRCS

    A one hour webinar focusing on agricultural and forestry fires and their air quality impacts. Basic Smoke Management Practices (BSMPs) are addressed as means to minimize air quality impacts from prescribed fires.

    Presentation: Smoke Tools and Information for use During Wildfire

    A 43 minute presentation outlining smoke tools and information for use on wildfires from Susan O'Neill (Air Fire Team). Originally posted on the NASA Health and Air Quality Applied Sciences Team News page.

    12th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology - Recordings Now Available (3 July 2018)

    The Twelfth Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, was held 15-18 May 2018 at the Boise Centre, downtown Boise, Idaho. If you're interested in this symposium you may be interested in the presentation on Wildland Fire Emission Factors from O'Neill and others.

    More events listed on ourĀ Smoke News and Events archive page.


    For more information on smoke and air quality training through the University of Idaho please email Josh Hyde: jhyde [at]