Wildfire, Smoke, and Outdoor Recreation in the Western United States

This working paper finds that campers on public lands experience at least 400,000 days of wildfire smoke each year—but while smoke may cause negative health impacts, relatively few people cancel their trips as a result of poor air quality.

Working Paper (21-22) by Jacob Gellman, Margaret A. Walls, and Matthew Wibbenmeyer — 1 minute read — Aug. 2, 2021



Jacob Gellman

PhD Candidate at University at California, Santa Barbara

Margaret A. Walls

Senior Fellow

Matthew Wibbenmeyer