Disruptions from Wildfire Smoke: 12th District Regional Snapshots
In Fall 2022, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco published Disruptions from Wildfire Smoke: Vulnerabilities in Local Economies and Disadvantaged Communities in the U.S. The report described increasing wildfire smoke trends across the entire country, including communities located far from fires. The research found that the SF Fed’s District was distinctly impacted. Wildfire smoke can interrupt business and has important economic implications, including increased occupational hazards for outdoor workers, school closures, and increased costs for renters and homeowners.
Use these regional snapshots to find more local information on wildfire smoke and the extent to which communities have been exposed in metropolitan regions within the Twelfth Federal Reserve District.
- Boise, ID (pdf, 215 kb)
- Las Vegas, NV (pdf, 215 kb)
- Los Angeles, CA (pdf, 176 kb)
- Phoenix, AZ (pdf, 210 kb)
- Portland, OR (pdf, 212 kb)
- Salt Lake City, UT (pdf, 211 kb)
- San Diego, CA (pdf, 210 kb)
- San Francisco-Oakland, CA (pdf, 212 kb)
- Seattle, WA (pdf, 210 kb)
- St. George, UT (pdf, 211 kb)
About the wildfire smoke report
Wildfires, which have increased in frequency, duration, and intensity, are measurably affecting populations across the entire country, including communities located far from fires. Wildfire smoke is a growing problem for groups that face greater economic barriers than the general population, such as low-income families, housing-vulnerable communities, and frontline workers. The report describes how wildfire smoke disrupts various sectors of the economy across the United States.