Documenting wood smoke pollution is an important and necessary step toward increasing awareness of its behaviour and effects.
Taking photographs and measurements of wood smoke pollution is not a crime - even if uninformed local police departments believe that doing so is a kind of criminal harassment.
For example, Metro Vancouver suggests that the following be pursued if wood smoke from a neighbour is having an impact on you:
- Keeping a wood smoke diary to record the frequency of incidents and their impact on you and your family.
- Talking to your neighbours to see if they are affected and willing to make impact statements.
- Taking photographs or video of the smoke, especially if it enters your property.
- Contacting Metro Vancouver as soon as you observe wood smoke so that an Officer might attend the scene.
- Giving permission to Metro Vancouver to set up monitoring equipment on your property.