'Air' includes the areas of air quality and meteorology.
The Air Resources program assists field specialists in attaining the Chief's air priorities and manage resources from a healthy ecosystem perspective.
The Forest Service monitors the effects of air pollution
that may impair visibility, harm human health, injure trees and other plants, acidify or cause unnatural fertilization of streams and lakes, leach nutrients from soils, and degrade cultural resources, like archeological sites and historical buildings. Forest activities that can affect air quality such as prescribed burning, ski areas, and mining are also monitored to ensure compliance with air regulations for human health and to monitor possible impacts to natural resources.
Visit Air Resource Management at www.fs.fed.us/air for the live connection to the Forest Service and its role in protecting air quality.
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