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
firstname.lastname@example.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 Monitoring stations, Polson, MT -
Picture taken by Chuck Page
Tribal Environmental Exchange Network Monitoring
Operation for Polson, Montana.
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