Smoke Management Guidebook for Prescribed Burning in the Southern Region
The landowner smoke management guidebook was created through a collaboration between the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), North Carolina State University, Southern Fire Exchange, Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF), and the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
The goal of the guidebook is to help southeastern U.S. landowners understand smoke management for prescribed burning and various techniques that can be used to help manage the smoke that is created by prescribed fire.
This guidebook contains information on prescribed fire smoke management techniques and tools, air quality regulations, smoke monitoring, modeling, communication, and the public perception of prescribed fire and smoke. Through straightforward explanations, diagrams, and step-by-step methods, the guidebook serves to simplify the process of safely managing smoke.