Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve Weather Station Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019078004
Lead Agency
University of California, Santa Barbara
Document Title
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve Weather Station Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/1/2019
Project Applicant
UCSB Campus Planning and Design

Document Description
The UC Santa Barbara Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve proposing to install a research grade, fully automated meteorological station capable of collecting aerial, terrestrial and aquatic environmental data within the Carpinteria Salt Marsh from a key research location within the Reserve. All sensor equipment will be installed upon a free standing aluminum tripod, which stands at a maximum height of 15 feet. The meteorological station consists of various sensors to measure: wind speed and direction, air and sea water temperature, rainfall, barometric pressure, sea-level height and other environmental parameters. The weather station is considered mobile and anchored to the ground at, or beyond, the feet of the tripod, with 3-6 12", or similar, stakes driven into the ground. No concrete footings are needed to secure the proposed weather station. The site would be accessed from a dirt road currently used by researchers and classes to access the Reserve. There will be no camera and no lights on the weather station and the station will be solar powered. The project site area is disturbed, and no native vegetation would be removed. Data from these weather stations are used in operational climate monitoring activities.

Contact Information
Shari Hammond
University of California, Santa Barbara
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-1030

Phone : (805) 893-3796

Location

Cities
Carpinteria
Counties
Santa Barbara
Other Location Info
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve, Carpinteria, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303
Reasons for Exemption
There would be minimal ground disturbance for the proposed project and the project would have a beneficial outcome in facilitating the research and education mission of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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