Sedgwick Reserve, University of California, Santa Barbara


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California, Santa Barbara
Document Title
Sedgwick Reserve, University of California, Santa Barbara
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The UC Santa Barbara's Sedgwick Reserve (Reserve) is proposing to renovate the Reserve cyber infrastructure by installing state-of-the-art mesh network radios at towers located on the lower quadrant of the Reserve to provide key points of communication for ongoing research taking place at the Reserve. Eleven mesh network radios (8 outdoor solar powered and 3 AC powered) will be installed to increase coverage to areas that have high researcher value but are difficult to network due to topographic variance of the Figueroa and Lisque drainages. The transmitter/receiver antennae will be will be affixed to either existing structure with electrical power connections or to new 8-foot tall metal poles powered by solar units. Each pole will contain a mesh radio and 2 solar panels. Poles will be anchored, using 3-foot guy wires connected to portable above-ground concrete anchor footings. The poles will not disturb more than a 10-inch cubic area at the site. No trenching will be required to complete the proposed installations. All site work will be above ground, with the only wired connections being on or near the Tipton Meeting House, where there is electrical conduit already in place.

Contact Information

Shari Hammond
Agency Name
University of California, Santa Barbara
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Other Location Info
City: Santa Ynez

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
There would be no ground disturbance for the proposed project and the project would have a beneficial outcome in facilitating the research and education mission of the Sedgwick Reserve.

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