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Wildfires and Air Quality
Visit the Wildfires and Air Quality page for ways to track smoke and reduce your exposure to wildfire smoke.

The District will be accepting new applications for the Woodsmoke Reduction Program starting on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 8:00AM *We have exceeded our initial allocation and are now in waitlist mode.* For more information and an application, please visit the Woodsmoke Reduction Program webpage.

The Butte County Air Quality Management District currently has two (2) openings on the District Hearing Board for participation by interested members of the public. The District will have two openings: one (1) Public member and one (1) alternate medical professional to be appointed at a Board of Directors meeting later this year. Individuals interested in serving should submit a letter outlining their interest in serving on the District Hearing Board. Letters should be submitted to the Butte County Air Quality Management District, 629 Entler Avenue, Suite 15, Chico, CA 95928 by September 20, 2023. For more information, please see the Announcement.

The Carl Moyer Commercial Lawn and Garden Equipment Program is now open! Businesses, landscapers, public agencies, and non-profit organizations can now apply for a voucher to reduce the cost of new zero-emission landscaping equipment. See the Press Release for more information. Applications are available on the Lawn and Garden Equipment webpage or at the District office.

CAL-FIRE has suspended Burn Permits for Residential (dooryard) and Fire Hazard Reduction Burning, effective Monday, June 26 2023. See the Press Release for more information. As an alternative to burning, Butte County residents living in the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) have free green waste drop-off days at the Neal Road Recycling and Waste Facility located at 1023 Neal Road in Paradise. For specific dates and more information, see the Sept – Nov 2023 schedule.

The next Governing Board meeting is scheduled for September 28, 2023 at 10:00a.m. at the BCAG Board Room, 326 Huss Drive Suite 100, Chico, CA. Agendas and Board Packets are available one week prior to each meeting.

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