Agricultural Burning & Research Task Force
We lead the Agricultural Burning and Research Task Force that is made up of broad interest groups. The task force develops best practices for reducing air pollution from agricultural burning. They meet regularly to develop the practices by identifying and funding research projects. The group also determines the appropriate level for Ecology's agricultural burning air permit fees.
Task force members
The Agricultural Burning and Research Task Force is chaired by an Ecology representative and includes many different interest groups:
- Local clean air agencies
- Agricultural community
- Local research universities
- Public health groups
The task force was established by the Washington Clean Air Act with the goal of reducing air pollution from agricultural burning.
|Scott Windsor||Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency||Local clean air agency|
|Mike Buckley||Alfalfa Seed Growers||Agricultural community|
|Jay Penner||Washington Association of Wheat Growers||Agricultural community|
|Dan McCarthy||Okanogan Horticulture Association||Agricultural community|
|Bill Johnston||WSU Crop & Soil Science||Universities or colleges|
|Karen Lewis||WSU Tree Fruit Extension||Universities or colleges|
|Scott Steinbacher||Washington Department of Agriculture||Agriculture agency|
|Chris Skidmore||Whitman County Public Health||Public health|
|Larry Cochran||Washington Conservation Commission||Conservation district|
Read meeting summaries and find out details about the next Agricultural Burning and Research Task Force meeting.