Wood-Burning Changeout Resources for Tribes
Residential wood smoke is an issue in many tribal communities. This page contains information that may help tribes that are considering a changeout campaign or wood smoke education initiative.
Case Studies and Final Reports
- La Conner, WA - Swinomish Tribal Changeout (2007)
- Makah Tribal Changeout Final Report (2008)
- Makah Tribal Changeout Final Report - presentation slides (2008)
- Nez Perce Tribal Changeout Final Report (2009)
- Measurable Outcomes of a Woodstove Changeout on the Nez Perce Reservation, University of Montana
- EPA’s Guide to Financing Options for Wood-burning Appliance Changeouts is a detailed description of available funding options -- from federal funds to third party financing -- that may cover the cost of a wood smoke reduction program and the changeouts needed to reduce harmful pollution while providing a warmer, more efficient home heating alternative.
Additional Tribal Resources
- DOE's Tribal Energy Program - Provides financial and technical assistance to tribes to evaluate and develop renewable energy resources and reduce energy consumption.
- EPA's Indoor Air Quality Tribal Partners Program - Provides information on how tribal communities can improve indoor air quality and examples of how other tribes have created sustainable community outreach and education programs.
- EPA's Tribal Air Website - Access to key information; promotes the exchange of ideas; and makes available relevant documents to all environmental professionals who live and work in Indian Country.