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Air Resources Management Program Spotlight

Learn about the Forest Service's Air Resources Management (ARM) program through stories of our staff in action. See each section below for a summary and link to the related stories.

Visibility Visitors to the National Forests and Grasslands may experience vistas impacted from air pollution. The ARM program works to protect wilderness visibility across the nation. Learn more about Scott Copeland and other staff members who work to monitor air pollution and visibility impacts.

Smoke Every summer wildfire smoke is an issue. Our program works to address this issue and educate the public on exposure avoidance. Learn more about Trent Procter and communication about smoke and Andrea Nick teaching children about wildfire smoke and protecting their health. In addition, our staff work to limit smoke impacts from prescribed fires intentionally lit to improve ecosystem conditions and reduce wildfire risk. Learn more about our staff Bill Jackson, Melanie Pitrolo, and Dan Stratton's work to model and monitor smoke from prescribed fires.

Engaging the Nation's Youth The ARM program strives towards being an inclusive program which serves all of our public. Read more about Maria Ibarra Rodriquez and promoting diversity and encouraging new generations.

Preventing Air Pollution The ARM program works to prevent air pollution by working with power plants and their operators to reduce emissions. Learn more about Trent Wickman and his efforts to reduce emissions.

Understanding Air Pollution's Effects to Ecosystems ARM staff study the effects of air pollution on the National Forests and Grasslands. Our group's work covers different aspects of air pollution impacts from Bill Jackson's research on acid rain impacts; Doug Glavich's and Kevin Wells' experience working with lichens.

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Photo of Dinwoody River Cascade courtesy of Scott Copeland.