Montana-Idaho Airshed Management System
The Clean Air Act requires states to develop state implementation plans (SIP) on how they plan to control and reduce smoke hazards created by burning on forest lands.
The major private forest landowners, federal land management agencies, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality and the Idaho Department of Lands have created the North Idaho and South Idaho Airshed Groups to voluntarily manage smoke emissions from their burning activities.
Each spring and fall, weather and proposed burn data is gathered each day to help fire weather forecasters determine if burning can be done without impacting the major population centers throughout Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and Western Montana. Year around, air quality and burning information may be obtained by visiting them at the Montana/Idaho Airshed Group web page. In north Idaho, air quality and burning information may also be obtained from the Department of Environmental Quality's hotline: 1-800-633-6247. This information is available statewide through the Department of Environmental Quality's web site (address below).
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