Academic Research Infrastructure Recovery and Reinvestment Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Document Title
Academic Research Infrastructure Recovery and Reinvestment Program
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Document Description
NOTE: Review per lead Project 5 (proposed by UC-Merced): Interior and exterior renovations to an existing building operated by UC-Merced at Wawona, Yosemite National park, under a special use permit from the National Park Service. Site is currently occupied by the building to be renovated. There will be no change in footprint. Project 7 (proposed by the UC Natural Reserve System): Upgrade, replacement, or placement of data transmission (radios, repeater stations) equipment at 17 reserves of the UC Natural Reserve System. Most new equipment will be placed either on existing buildings or structures, or an 8-foot poles with solar panels and battery within the reserves to established adequate internet connectivity. Ground disturbing, when required, will consist of digging small holes using a hand auger. Project 9 (proposed by UC Santa Barbara): Construction at UC-Santa Barbara's Main Campus of two research greenhouses (2,700 square feet and 700 square feet, repectively) on an already developed site. An existing building will be demolished to build the larger greenhouse; the smaller greenhouse will be constructed on an adjacent, paved lot currently used for outdoor vehicle storage.

Contact Information

Steve Meacham
Agency Name
National Science Foundation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Mendocino, Mono, Monterey, Nevada, Placer, Riverside
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 1, Hwy 74
Santa Barbara

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Educational (Research Greenhouses), Other
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Vegetation, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

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