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Biological and Physical Resources Air Program icon

Program Leader:
Dr. Linda Geiser

'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.

Air Quality

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 for the live connection to the Forest Service and its role in protecting air quality.

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Paul Miller Air Award Winners

Past Award Winners: Do a 'CNTRL F' to find this terrific award in the list of BPR award recipients.

Award Winners Announcement Letter: PDF 27.4 KB


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Biological and Physical Resources (BPR)
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Author: Shelly Witt, National Continuing Education Coordinator, BPR staff
Phone: 435-881-4203
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