Air Quality Advisory in Effect on the Nez Perce Reservation
Nez Perce Tribe Air Quality Program
An Air Quality Advisory is issued for Nez Perce Reservation due to wildfire smoke from local fires. Wildfire smoke may move in and out of the area depending on fire and wind activity; some areas may be more impacted than others. No EPA/NPT burn permits will be approved. Conditions will be reassessed and an air quality update issued by 10:00am, Friday, July 9th, 2021.
Air quality is currently ranging from the “Moderate” to the “Unhealthy” categories of the Air Quality Index (AQI). To track regional air quality, visit the AirNow Fire and Smoke Map or the Idaho Smoke Blog. Follow AQI health recommendations and review AQI Basics.
The Idaho Department of Health & Welfare has two charts that may be of interest: Community Guide for Staying Healthy During Wildfire Events and School Activity Guidelines for Wildfire Smoke Events.
Sensitive groups include:
- Infants, children under 18, pregnant women, elders
- People who have high exposure (those who work, exercise, or spend extensive time outdoors)
- People with existing health conditions or chronic diseases like asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease, COPD or diabetes.
Idaho Fire Information Blog: idahofireinfo.com
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare: Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
Idaho Smoke Information Hotline: 1-800-345-1007