Research Weather Stations in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP 157)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Research Weather Stations in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP 157)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This weather station project is managed by UC, Irvine, Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center in cooperation with Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and will measure a range of environmental characteristics with the use of 3 remote automated stations over a 1,300 meter elevation range spanning the mountains and valleys within Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and Borrego Springs. The data collected will study the interactions and dynamics between water and ecosystems and will serve numerous functions including, but not limited to, supporting research capacity, educations and community outreach. Measurements will be conducted at 3 sides in the Park using tripods 6 ft in diameter, no higher than 10 ft tall. Soil sensors will be located in the ground within an 8 ft circumference of the center of the tripod and placed to not disturb vegetation. The sites would be located away from regularly used trails and camping areas. The research will be temporary and will include minimal subsurface disturbance. All hardware will be brought in vehicles using established roads as much as possible before being moved on foot to the measurement sites. Minimal subsurface impacts are anticipated.

Contact Information

Terry Gerson
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Other Location Info
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S 15304, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impact to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA 15300.2. Minor alterations to land and information collection. Resource management projects and resources studies, inventories.

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