Lost Hills – Air Quality Monitoring Project

The Lost Hills community is located adjacent to the Lost Hills Oilfield, a major source of hazardous air pollutants with over 5,200 active oil and gas wells. It is also located directly next to large orchards and to the west of Interstate 5, a major transportation corridor and host of mobile sources of air pollutants from vehicle emissions. The Lost Hills Air Quality Monitoring Project was started in 2018 and focuses on identifying and evaluating air pollutants impacting the community of Lost Hills using a network of sensors that can continuously detect levels of ozone, nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter (2.5 and 10), methane, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This project has since been continued through the installation of seven (7) air quality monitors across the Lost Hills community.