Wildfire

Wildfire Smoke Impacts on Air Quality in Alberta

Air quality is monitored by Alberta Environment and Parks and airsheds using continuous air monitoring stations in more than 30 communities across Alberta. Real-time data from these continuous stations are used to inform the public on current air quality conditions through the Air Quality Health Index (AQHI). During wildfire smoke events, portable air quality monitors […]

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Linear Disturbances in the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills of Alberta: Review of Potential Ecological Responses

Linear Disturbances in the Livingstone-Porcupine Hills of Alberta: Review of Potential Ecological Responses Dan Farr, Andrew Braid, and Simon Slater       A considerable body of information is available in the scientific literature to evaluate potential ecological responses to linear disturbances in the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. Drawing from a previous assessment […]

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Fort McMurray Air Quality Data

Air quality in the region is being monitored a number of different ways: Particulate Matter Data A summary of the data collected by AEMERA’s and WBEA’s portable air quality particulate monitors (PM2.5)* from May 7 to present Particulate matter, as a measure of the amount of smoke in air, is being monitored in a number of […]

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Fort McMurray Fire Updates (May 6 – June 19)

This page features data and information on the Fort McMurray Fire from May 6 – May 24, 2016.

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Monitoring Air Quality During Forest Fires

Where there is fire, there is smoke. After an abnormally dry spring, Alberta (and western Canada) is experiencing one of the worst forest fire seasons in a decade. With 1,2961 fires and counting so far this year, people are worried about the quality of the air in their communities. In response to requests from communities, the […]

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