Woodstove Heating in Tribal Homes – Using Best Practices and Targeted Outreach to Reduce Emissions and Health Risks

Training | Woodsmoke & Smoke Events

Webinar date: January 25, 2011

In areas where wood is the predominant house heating fuel, wood stoves have been shown to contribute as much as 80% of the ambient PM (fine particle) concentrations during winter months. Rising concentrations of woodsmoke, in turn, are associated with an increase in hospital admission rates for the elderly, those with asthma, lung and heart disease. Yet funding to upgrade woodstoves is limited and thus far, there are few alternative heating sources that can compete economically with wood heating. This webinar will look at some of the options for reducing both the emissions – and the health risks – associated with woodsmoke.


Dr. Jane Q. Koenig – PhD, MS, Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington School of Public Health

Michelle Davis - Tribal Coordinator, Anchorage Office, EPA Region X

Leigh Herrington - EPA Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards;

Claudia Vaupel - EPA Region X Tribal Woodstove Contact

Johna Boulafentis - Nez Perce Tribe, ERWM Air Quality

Charles Prince – Algaaciq Tribal Government, St. Mary’s, AK

View slides from Leigh Herrington, Clean Burning Resources and Materials from the Burn Wise Education Campaign

View slides from Johna Boulafentis: Nez Perce Tribe Woodstove Study and Changeout

View slides from Michelle Davis, EPA Tribal Coordinator, Cleaner Burns with your Woodstove