Southern Ute Tribal Seal

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

Scott's Pond

Scott’s Pond – photo Jeremy Wade Shockley | Southern Ute Drum

Mission Statement

The Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Air Quality Program is dedicated to ensuring that the air on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation remains clean and safe for Tribal Members and residents, now and into the future. This is being done through monitoring of air quality, permitting and compliance monitoring of large pollution sources, emissions inventories and continued research of air pollution and its sources.

Ambient monitoring data from the Tribe’s two monitoring stations, Ute 1 and Ute 3, are submitted to the EPA AirNow program to enhance the quality of air quality forecasts for the Southern Ute Reservation. To view the current air quality forecast for the Southern Ute Indian Reservation go to  EPA’s AirNow website located here: AirNow Website

Title V Permitting Staff:

◾Danny Powers, Air Quality Technical Manager: (970) 563-0100 ext. 2265
◾Michael Freeman, Enforcement Coordinator: (970) 563-0100 ext. 2201
◾Crystal Kelly, Air Quality Compliance Specialist: (970) 563-0100 ext. 2223
◾David Heermance, Air Quality Compliance Specialist: (970) 563-0100 ext. 2258

Minor Source Program Staff:

◾Matt Wampler, MSP Air Quality Analyst: 970-563-0010 ext. 2202

Ambient Monitoring Staff:

◾Christopher Ellis, Air Quality Analyst: (970) 563-0100 ext. 2235
◾Andrew Switzer, Air Quality Technician: (970) 563-0100 ext. 2216

Environmental Commission Coordinator:

◾Marlene Scott-Jewett , Air Quality Analyst: (970) 563-4705