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The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Fish and Wildlife Department.

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ITEP Training: Introduction to Tribal Air Quality (Level 1)

Course Description:
This is an entry-level course designed to provide an understanding of the importance of clean air for the protection of human health and the total environment. It is appropriate for tribal environmental personnel who are new to air quality and are interested in learning the basics of air quality management. This course (or equivalent education/training) is a pre-requisite for several AIAQTP training courses, and is intended as a foundation for further study. The course is structured as an intensive training that uses multiple approaches to learning: lecture/discussion, laboratory, and small-group activities. There will also be reading and writing assignments each evening during the course. The content is very basic and assumes that the participant has no prior background in science or air quality management.

Topics include:

  • The concept of pH
  • Criteria pollutants
  • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
  • Air Toxics
  • Using an air sampler for particulate matter
  • Climate change
  • Components of a tribal air program


If you have questions regarding the pre-requisites or your eligibility for this course, please contact Patricia Ellsworth, Air Quality Curriculum Coordinator, at or phone 928-523-6721.