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Randy Ashley speaking at River Honoring
2011 River Honoring Air Quality Site - speaking Randy Ashley Air, Quality Program Manager

Air Quality Hotline:
If you have a concern with air quality on the Flathead Indian Reservation or would like to voice a complaint concerning smoke related issues please call Mr. Randy Ashley, Air Quality Program Manager at (406) 675-2700, extension 7213. You can also email Mr. Ashley at randya@cskt.org . Normal Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. 

If there is no answer, please leave a detailed message. You can remain anonymous.

Air Quality Photo
Air Quality Monitoring stations,  Polson, MT - Picture taken by Chuck Page

Available Publications...

Tribal Environmental Exchange Network Monitoring Operation for Polson, Montana.

Program Employees:
Randy Ashley - Air Quality Manager
Chuck Page- Air Quality Specialist
(Vacant) - Air Quality Technician

Clean air is an important natural resource that is often overlooked until pollution problems become evident. Emissions from car exhausts, road dust, slash burning, fireplaces, and smoke stacks have several negative side effects. Specifically, these activities reduce visibility, increase the amount of particulate in the air and in some cases, create bad odors. Human health and aesthetic values can be compromised by poor air quality. Therefore, the Tribes have committed staff and resources to evaluate and protect air quality for all Reservation residents.

The Tribal Air Quality Program was established in 1979 to monitor Reservation Air Quality. Air quality staff were hired and monitoring stations were established across the Reservation. Four full time employees currently work in the program (program manager, two technicians and one technician/clerk). Increasing residential development and population growth on the Reservation has caused growing concern over air pollution from wood smoke.

Ronan Monitoring Site

Jette Tower Monitoring Site

Polson Monitoring Site


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Program Manager: Randy Ashley
Phone:(406) 883-2888
Email: randya@cskt.org

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