EPA, Forest Service develop wildfire smoke map tool

January 28, 2021
EPA and the U.S. Forest Service are jointly developing an improved “map” tool to inform the public of wildfire smoke risks, staff from both agencies say, using data collected from low-cost air quality sensors to complement information from official monitoring stations and expand the spatial scope of air quality information. On a Jan. 28 webinar, Ron Evans, a staffer with EPA’s air office, outlined the pilot project run jointly under the Interagency Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program. The fire...

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