Gaviota Remote Automated Weather Station


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Gaviota Remote Automated Weather Station
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project consists of the installation and operation of a permanent fixed Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) in Gaviota State Park. The RAWS unit is an FTS 6 model manufactured by Forest Technology Systems. It is composed of an aluminum tripod frame that measures 10 feet wide by 6 feet tall. The unit has a single aluminum pole 20 feet high with a wind sensor mounted. The unit sits directly on the ground requiring minimal soil disturbance. Various weather instruments are mounted to the frame including a small solar panel which provide power to the unit. The RAWS site is located at the top of a remote ridge in a mixed chaparral fuel bed with some open areas of annual grass.

Contact Information
Captain Vince LaRocco
Cal Fire
Lead/Public Agency
4410 Cathedral Oaks Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone : (805) 451-0161


Santa Barbara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, 15308 - Class 4 & 8
Reasons for Exemption
Minor Alterations to Land. Actions Take for Protection of Environmet.

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