The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has installed an air quality monitor in Ashland. The real-time data collected is reported to the air quality index page on the DEQ website and can be accessed using this link: http://www.deq.state.or.us/aqi/index.aspx
The City of Ashland has been advocating for an air quality monitor to be located in Ashland given the wildfire smoke levels over the past few summers. This tool provides Ashland residents and visitors a means to determine the air quality in Ashland during the wild fire season. Smoke levels can rise and fall depending on weather factors including wind direction.