The physical environment is a crucial component of any individual’s health and wellbeing. Every community needs access to safe air, land and water.
In Lane County, the poorest outdoor air quality is most often attributed to natural sources of pollution like local or distant wildfires. However, air quality can be negatively impacted by human-generated sources, such as inefficient wood stoves and fireplaces, emissions from vehicles, and industrial emissions.
The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency is the only local Air Authority in Oregon. LRAPA’s fulltime staff work to achieve and maintain clean air across the county. Supported by our member entities of Lane County, Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, and Oakridge, and guided by our nine-member Board of Directors, we play an active role in community development and planning. Despite an increase in population and traffic, the air quality for Lane County’s metro area has continued to improve since our inception in 1968.
This community page connects to the many programs and resources available from LRAPA.
2022 Annual Report
Click the button below to visit the 2022’s Annual report StoryMap. The print version can be found on LRAPA’s Publications, Reports, and Fact Sheets webpage.
The AQI, Basics & Beyond
This page provides information on PurpleAir monitoring in Lane County and how to best interpret information displayed online from these sensors.
Learn more about LRAPA’s monitors by clicking the button below.
LRAPA holds monthly meetings, which are open to the public, and informational meetings as well as public hearings on commercial and industrial businesses with air permits.
Cleaner Air Oregon
Air Toxics Monitoring
Learn more about air toxic of concern in Lane County by clicking the button below.
Learn more about the health impacts of wildfires and how to minimize wildfire smoke exposure by clicking the button below.
Learn more about prescribed burning in Lane County and find the daily prescribed burning map by clicking the button below.
Indoor Air Quality
Learn more by visiting our Indoor Air Quality webpage.
- LRAPA’s Board of Directors
- Citizen Advisory Committee
- Budget committee
These are filled by volunteers in Lane County and their meetings are open to the public.
Supplemental Environmental Projects
Community groups and individuals can submit SEP ideas to LRAPA. Once approved, a project could be funded as part of a settlement agreement. Do you have an idea for a SEP? Let us know by submitting your idea.
Read LRAPA’s full nondiscrimination policy and view the agency’s Title VI Documents, Forms, Policies and Procedures on the nondiscrimination webpage.