News release

Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District is pleased to announce a Forest & Air Workshop on November 10th, 2016 in Mammoth Lakes.

The workshop will focus on and the relationship between forest health, wildland fires and the impacts to air quality.

The symposium will highlight speakers from CAL FIRE, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, California Air Pollution Control Officers Association and Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPCD).

Presentations include: – Tree Mortality: Current Overview on Drought, Wildfires & Bark Beetle Impacts, Update on Governor’s Task Force and Activities – Glenn Barley, CAL FIRE

– State of the Sierra Nevada’s Forests – Jim Branham, Sierra Nevada Conservancy

– Rainbow Fire: Past and Contemporary Fire Regimes in Devils Postpile National Monument

– Anthony C. Caprio and Monica Buhler, Sequoia, Kings and Devils Postpile National Parks

– Smoke and Air Quality Summary of the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forest Plan Revision

-Deb Schweizer, Inyo National Forest – Smoke Transport in the Sierra Nevada

– Don Schweizer, US Forest Service Region 5

– Air Curtain Incinerator Updates – Alan Abbs, CA Air Pollution Control Officers Association

– Naturally Ignited Wildland Fires and Case Studies of the Clark and Owens River Fires – Jon Becknell, GBUAPCD

– Emergency Air Quality Monitoring Program – Ann Piersall, GBUAPCD

– Rule 701 – Air Pollution Episode Plan, Public Health Alert Notifications and Website Updates – Kimberly Mitchell, GBUAPCD.

The workshop is free and open to public. The workshop will start at 10:00 am and will be held in the Town of Mammoth Lakes Council Chambers at 437 Old Mammoth Road, Suite Z, in Mammoth Lakes, California as part of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Regular Governing Board meeting.

For more information please contact the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District at (760) 872-8211.

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