Southern Ute Indian Tribe
Air Quality Program
"The wind that gave our grandfathers his first breath also receives his last sigh and the wind must also give our children the spirit of life."
-Chief Seattle, Dwamish
Photo by Jeremy Wade Shockley | Southern Ute Drum
The Southern Ute Indian Tribe's Air Quality Program is dedicated to monitoring and ensuring that the air on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation remains clean and safe for Tribal Members and the general public, now and into the future. This is being done through ambient monitoring, permitting of pollution sources, emissions inventories and continued research of air pollution and its sources. It is the goal of the Air Quality Program to monitor and regulate air pollutants in all areas, and from all sources on the Reservation.
The program is currently growing to include a permitting section that will regulate all air pollution sources within the exterior boundaries of the reservation.