Air Resource Specialist
Pete Lahm is the Air Resource Specialist for the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Fire and Aviation Management, in Washington, DC. He leads the Wildland Fire Air Quality Response Program which provides personnel, technical specialists called Air Resource Advisors, smoke modeling and monitoring capabilities to develop forecasts for areas adversely affected by smoke. Starting in 2004, Pete has led the Forest Service’s national smoke management efforts developing technical approaches and policies related to smoke impacts from prescribed fire and wildfires. Since 2006 he has chaired the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s Smoke Committee. Prior to 2004, Pete managed the Arizona Interagency Air Resource and Smoke Management Program. Pete also owns a small business consulting in automotive rally racing and holds a Master’s of Environmental Management from Duke University.
Board liaison since November 2008.