Strauss Wind Energy Farm

10 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Strauss Wind Energy Farm
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The overall project is the construction of a commercial wind energy farm on 5,618 acres of land. Project activities include improvements to existing roads, the construction of new access roads, wind turbine pads, a laydown yard, and a water well. The project will result in a total of 2.13 acres of permanent impacts to streams vegetated with 0.60 acres of annual brome grassland, 1.21 acres of arroyo willow thickets, 0.01 acres of blue elderberry stands, 0.06 acres of California sagebrush scrub, 0.13 acres of creeping ryegrass tufts, and 0.12 acre of unvegetated stream channel.

Contact Information

Erinn Wilson-Olgin
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Enviromental Program Manager
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Santa Barbara
Southern California
Other Location Info
The Project site is located in the city of Lompoc in an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County. The Project site is bounded by Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) on the south and west sides and private property on the north and east sides (Figure 1 below). The Project area lies within the Tranquillon Mountain, Lompoc Hills, and Lompoc U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-minute quadrangles at latitude 34° 34’ 59” N and longitude 120° 30’ 55” W.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Santa Barbara
Final Environmental Document Available at
the office location listed above for the Lead Agency. CDFW’s record of project approval as a Responsible Agency is available at CDFW’s regional office.


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (CEQA Findings)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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