MEDFORD, Ore. -- Almost every summer Southern Oregon experiences heavy smoke from wildfires.
All that smoke in the air has a huge impact on our health.
Thursday night, community leaders held a meeting to discuss what they can do better next fire season.
Representatives from areas of health, economic impact, tourism, agriculture and more weighed in on how fire season affects them.
The idea is to find ways to prevent and reduce the impact of fires in the future.
The meeting touched on the impact of every wildfire since the 2002 Biscuit Fire.
- Community Leaders Work to Lower Impact of Wildfire Smoke
- Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke on Firefighters
- Lower temperatures are impacting vineyards
- Health impact from smoke rises with more intense wildfires
- Wildfire Smoke Raises Health Concerns
- Wildlife Images Suffers from Wildfire Smoke
- Smoke impacts on tourism in Ashland
- Protecting your community against wildfires
- Finding New Smoke in Smoke
- Ash and Smoke from Wildfires Clog Air Filters on Cars