Air Quality

Air quality impacts all of us; from the very young, to the very old, and everyone in between. Clean and healthy air is one of the many things we require in order to live long and healthy lives. One of our priorities at Lincoln County Environmental Health is to monitor ambient air quality so that we may keep the citizens of Lincoln County informed about the ever changing conditions, and how those conditions effect the way we all live, work, and play here in Northwest Montana.

To find out the daily air quality status, visit Today’s Air.

View the full air Pollution Ordinance Here – Revision: May 10, 2017 (PDF)

Open and Residential Burning in Lincoln County     See the source image

Free permits for residential yard cleanup burns are required in Libby and the surrounding area.  Permits are available online at  Call the Health Department at 406-283-2442 if you need assistance with the online permitting system or if you have any questions.  You can also consider taking your yard waste to the landfill free of charge.

For the Burning Schedule for Libby and the surrounding area, click here.

For the Burning Schedule outside of the Libby Air Quality Control District, click here.

Burners may be required to obtain appropriate fire permits from their local Fire Protection Authority.


Burnwise Tips (PDF)
Stove Registration and Heater Loan Application (PDF)


Complaints about suspected illegal burning of limbs, garbage, etc. can be reported to (406) 283-2442.

External Resources

Links to State Burn Info:
DEQ Open Burning
DEQ Smoke Forecasts