Every unit in the national park system has air resources. Everyone who breathes, enjoys looking out across our treasured lands, and cares about having healthy ecosystems is affected by air quality.
This course provides a basic understanding of what air resources are, why they are important, and the laws, regulations, and policies that guide and govern their management. You will learn about the science of air pollution, air quality monitoring, and visual resource management. You will look at some of the air-related issues faced by parks throughout the service, including several case studies. Explore resources to help you learn about air quality and management issues at your own unit and connect to sources for in-depth information and assistance in dealing with specific problems.