Air Quality in Missoula County

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Current Air Quality Issues

Missoula County PM10 Redesignation Request and Limited Maintenance Plan
Missoula County Carbon Monoxide Second 10-Year Limited Maintenance Plan

Public Notices

The Lolo National Forest, Missoula, Ninemile and Seeley Lake Ranger Districts, has applied for a permit to conduct prescribed wildland burning in Missoula County.  The public is invited to comment on the application, which is linked to below.  All comments must be received by the Health Department by 5 p.m. on February 23, 2019.  Comments must be in writing and can be either mailed to 301 W. Alder, Missoula, MT   59802, emailed to, or faxed to (406) 258-4781.


Lolo National Forest 2019 Burn Permit Application

Lolo National Forest 2019 Preseason Burn List


The Air Quality Division at the Missoula City-County Health Department (MCCHD) monitors air quality and regulates outdoor air pollution sources such as: industry, wood stoves, fireplaces, outdoor burning and dusty roads.

You can find more information about the current air quality conditions in Missoula County by visiting our Current Air Quality page. You can also see particulate pollution information from Missoula and communities around the state at the Montana Department of Environmental Quality's Today's Air website.

Use the navigation menu on the left or choose from the links below to learn more about the major air quality topics in Missoula.

Air Quality Topics

Industrial Sources

Outdoor Burning

Oxygenated Fuel

Paving and Dust Control

Wildfire Smoke

Woodstoves and Fireplaces

About the Air Program

Air Pollution Control Board

Air Quality Advisory Council

Air Quality Division Information


Missoula City-County Air Pollution Control Program Rules

Missoula County's Air

History, Trends and Studies 

Interested Parties

If you would like to receive Air Quality Advisory Council agendas and other air quality information by email or mail, contact Sarah Coefield or Benjamin Schmidt and ask to be put on the Interested Parties list.  Be sure to include your name as well as your email or mailing address.