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

    Event Calendar

    screenshot of fets main pageWRAP FETS Survey

    If you are a FETS User, the WRAP Fire and Smoke Work Group invites you to take a short survey on how you would prioritize future development of the Fire Emissions Tracking System (FETS).

    title slideWestern Governors Association - Chairman's Initiative Webinar: Prescribed Fire: Smoke Management and Regulatory Challenges

    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.

    screenshot of training webinar mainpageAir Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke - Webinar Series (Jan-Mar. 2018)

    The Institute for Tribal and Environmental Professionals (ITEP) and the USEPA are co-sponsoring a webinar series entitled “Air Quality Planning for Wildland Smoke”. The series of webinars will provide attendees with an understanding of the impacts of wildland smoke on the health of communities and provide strategies to minimize exposure through series of presentations from air quality and health experts. The Webinars will occur on five afternoons beginning in January and ending in mid-March (January 18th, February 1st, February 15th, March 1st, and March 15th).

    Title slide for the rx 101 webinar with authors namesPrescribed Fire 101 Webinar Recording (Dec. 2017)

    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.


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