Information available through the Emissions and Smoke Portal is the result of efforts from the NWCG Smoke Committee (SmoC), University of Idaho, and the Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES). SmoC has been invaluable in developing information to support interagency leadership, coordination, and integration of air resources and fire management objectives to support overall land management goals. This information is further built upon by the University of Idaho to reflect the latest science, and synthesized to be available and useful to multiple levels of agency personnel, researchers, and the public. All of this is hosted by FRAMES, which allows the content to be broadly available to the larger community of wildland fire professionals, and researchers. 

Josh Hyde manages the content for the Emissions and Smoke partner site. Josh works with federal, state, tribal, and academic subject matter experts to create educational resources and outreach materials focused on wildland fire emissions and fuels management. 

Dr. Alistair M.S. Smith is a Professor and the Interim Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the College of natural Resources at the University of Idaho. Prof. Smith is also the Editor-in-Chief of Fire.

Dr. Eva Strand is an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho. Her research interests focus on quantifying landscape change occurring on a variety of spatial and temporal scales, including succession and disturbance interaction, climate induced change, invasive species, and change induced by humans. To study landscapes through space and time she uses geospatial tools such as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and image interpretation, GPS, and landscape scale modeling. Strand is particularly interested in the interaction between the landscape mosaic and ecological processes including the effects on plant communities, wildlife habitat, fire behavior and effects, biogeochemical cycling, and landscape structure. Her recent projects include: Long-term monitoring of semi-arid aspen woodlands; Fuel treatment effectiveness in sagebrush steppe, juniper woodlands and ponderosa pine forest; Assessment of wildfire severity on plant communities in juniper woodlands, mixed conifer forest, and black spruce forest; and the effects of livestock grazing on fuels and fire behavior in western rangelands. She has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm Sweden, an MS in Chemical Engineering-Systems Analysis, and a PhD focusing on successional dynamics in aspen and juniper woodlands from the University of Idaho. Dr. Strand teaches courses in Landscape Ecology and Rangeland Ecology at the University of Idaho in the classroom and online.



Pete Lahm (FS)


David Mueller (BLM)


Blane Heumann (TNC)

Dan Chan (GA Forestry)

David Mueller (BLM)

Deb Fleming (NWCG)

Diana Scholtz (OK)

Doug Whisenhunt (NRCS)

Gary Curcio (IPA)

Greg Johnson (NRCS)

Jamie Tripp (USFS)

Josh Hyde (Univ of Idaho)

Lorrie Schwartz (DoD)

Lou Ballard (FWS)

Mark Fitch (NPS)

Mary Uhl (Westar)

Melanie Pitrolo (FS)

Mike Broughton (FS)

Mike Zupco (WFLC)

Nick Yonker (OR)

Pat Brewer (NPS)

Pete Lahm (FS)

Peter Teensma (OWF)

Ron Sherron (FS)

Shawn Ferreria (CA)

Stephen Smith (BIA)

Susan O’Neill (FS)

Tammy Eagan (FL)

Theresa Alexander (BLM)

Tim Allen (FWS)

Rich White (DoD)