Prescribed Fire Smoke Monitoring Program
CARB’s new program will enhance air quality monitoring for prescribed fires and provide a public awareness campaign regarding prescribed burns. The intent of the program is to protect public health while optimizing the existing prescribed burning program to help achieve the goals called for in the California Forest Carbon Plan. The program will provide grants to local air districts to facilitate increased smoke monitoring, utilize a common reporting platform for prescribed fire information, and develop an app that the public can use to understand smoke impacts in their area and learn how to minimize health impacts.
This program has received $5.5 million
Who can access funds?
California Air Pollution Control Officers Association and local air districts.
Grants for 2018-19 were awarded in early 2019.