Air Quality Programs

The Leech Lake Air Program was established in 2001 with Leech Lake Air Quality Specialist Brandy Toft. Within the Leech Lake Air Program numerous air quality projects have been initiated, completed, or ongoing, including but not inclusive to: diesel retrofitting and emissions reduction, alternative energies - passive solar and a wind feasibility study, radon testing and mitigation, burn barrel ordinance and recycling, indoor air quality assessments, and airsite monitoring for PM 2.5, dioxins, toxics, wet deposition mercury, and meteorological data collection. While being involved with and serving on a number of local, regional, and national organizations regarding air quality, the Leech Lake Air Program has established a number of partnerships with the local communities, schools, and organizations to promote air awareness and improve air quality for the Leech Lake Reservation.

The Leech Lake Air Program works closely with the Green Team to further implement sustainable practices for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. The Leech Lake Air Program strives to maintain and continue to build capacity, while protecting the health and environment of the Leech Lake Reservation.

The Air Program has made outstanding progress addressing a variety of air quality issues such as:

Indoor Air Quality Projects

Environmental tobacco smoke



Outdoor Air Quality Projects

Air Quality Forecast

Burn Barrels

Diesel school bus retrofit

Monitoring Projects

Wind Feasability Studies

Tribal Air Resources Journal


Contact Us


Name Title Phone
Brown, Levi Environmental Lands Director (218) 335-7417
Toft, Brandy Air Quality Specialist (218) 335-7429
    1-800-442-3922 Toll-free
    (218) 335-7430 Fax