Module 3: Smoke Management


In Modules 1 and 2 we discussed the impacts and regulatory challenges of smoke. In this Module we’ll cover how to mitigate or prevent prescribed fire emission impacts on air quality with the use of basic smoke management practices (BSMPs). BSMPs can be widely applicable, however many states also have smoke management programs (SMPs) and some have enhanced smoke management programs (ESMPs) to address emissions. For federal land management agencies, the use of BSMPs is guided by agency policy and supporting documents. Therefore, a burner should utilize appropriate BSMPs and be familiar with and follow the requirements set forth in their local program. Click Here for more information on state smoke management programs.