There are a number of web sites that help people heading for the outdoors.

The one I use the most it the smoke plume web site (yes, it’s getting pretty bad). SSD Fire Detection Program.

Inciweb.

National Fire News.

Yellowstone Park Wildland Fires

U.S. air quality (suggestion by Mike Post)

GeoMAC Wildfire Information (suggestion by Buffaloed)

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

4 Responses to Web Tools for Forest Fires

  1. avatar Mike says:

    Here’s another good one Ralph:

    http://alg.umbc.edu/usaq/

  2. Thanks Mike.

    That web site looks very promising.

  3. Buffaloed,

    Thanks. I like your suggestion because it shows the relative size of the fires.

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