Air Quality Index

LAPWAI - An Air Quality Advisory that was issued for Nez Perce Reservation on Thursday, July 8 will remain in effect through the weekend. Conditions will be reassessed on Monday, July 12. Air quality is currently ranging from the “Good” to the “Unhealthy” categories of the Air Quality Index (AQI). To track regional air quality, visit the AirNow Fire and Smoke Map or the Idaho Smoke Blog.

Wildfire smoke may move in and out of the area depending on fire and wind activity; and some areas may be more impacted than others. No EPA/NPT burn permits will be approved. 

Sensitive groups include:

  • Infants, children under 18, pregnant women, elders
  • People who have high exposure (those who work, exercise, or spend extensive time outdoors)
  • People with existing health conditions or chronic diseases like asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, heart disease, COPD or diabetes.