New technology helps fire managers anticipate smoke problems

on and her team by partnering with the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal, state, tribal, and local agencies that share concerns about clean air and healthy forests.

"This summer we worked directly with incident command teams on several wildfires in Washington, Idaho, Montana, and New Mexico. Now we're gearing up to help with the prescribed fire season. This is the first technology that allows everyone to see where planned fires and wildfires are and to see the potential impacts of smoke from those fires," says Ferguson.

Check out the BlueSkyRAINS system at http://www.blueskyrains.org.


Contact: sherri richardson-dodge
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station

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