Smoke Management Program
For further assistance or questions regarding the Smoke Management Program please contact us at KeepItClean@washoecounty.us
The purpose of the Washoe County Health District Air Quality Management Division (AQMD) Smoke Management Program (SMP) is to coordinate and facilitate the management of prescribed outdoor burning on lands in Washoe County, while minimizing smoke impacts and protecting public health. The Washoe County District Board of Health adopted the Washoe County SMP on June 25, 2020.
Prescribed fires are set by forest managers during less flammable weather conditions and kept within control lines so the fire is of low severity, consuming fuels that would otherwise burn at high severity during dangerous weather. Though they may temporarily impact air quality, prescribed fires are an important tool to prevent the outbreak and spread of serious wildfires.
- Washoe County Smoke Management Program
- Prescribed Burn Application
- 24-Hour Notification of Prescribed Burn
Prescribed Fire Information
Last modified on 06/09/2021