The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is partnering with the Desert Research Institute to expand wildfire smoke air quality monitoring and public information resources across the state. Using funds from an EPA grant, the new program will install approximately 60 fine particulate matter air quality sensors in rural areas of the state. The partners will also work to identify gaps in public knowledge of wildfire smoke risk and then develop educational materials to close those gaps.
This work will expand on efforts already undertaken by NDEP to deploy Purple Air Sensors in five rural communities.
For more information on NDEP’s air quality monitoring work, visit this webpage.