UCLA Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve Replacement Facilities Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, Los Angeles
Document Title
UCLA Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve Replacement Facilities Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
State Owned Open Space
Document Description
The project involves construction of educational and research facilities at the UCLA Stunt Ranch Santa Monica Mountains Reserve to replace those destroyed in the Malibu firestorm of 1993. The 67-acre Reserve is part of the UC Natural Reserve System administered by UCLA's Department of Biology. The proposed replacement facilities include an education center (approxmiately 3,315 gross square feet) and a Reserve manager's residence (approximately 1,650 gross square feet) to be constructed on the same general locations as the former structures. Due to unstable soil conditions, all of the proposed facilities would be portable modular structures which could be re-leveled should the need arise. Utility lines would remain above ground and be serviced by flexible connections. Water would be supplied by an off-site pump station. Two above ground water storage tanks would be provided for fire fighting purposes. In addition, the project includes renovation of a concrete reservoir to repair cracks (lined with a waterproof membrane) to prevent captured rainwater from slowly seeping into the soil. Wastewater generated by the project would be processed in an in-site treatment facility in which treated wastewater would empty into a new evaporative artificial wetland constructed with a waterproof membrane.

Contact Information

Curtis Zacuto
Agency Name
University of California, Los Angeles
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Stunt Road/Mulholland Boulevard
State Highways

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Local Actions
Project Approval
Project Issues
Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Vegetation, Wildfire, Wildlife

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