Weather Station at Sedgwick Reserve


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California, Santa Barbara
Document Title
Weather Station at Sedgwick Reserve
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The UC Santa Barbara, Natural Reserve System is proposing to install a weather station at the Sedgwick Reserve. The weather station would evaluate meteorological conditions in support of prescribed burns, fire modeling and ecological studies. The weather station is a research grade, fully automated weather station capable of measuring wind speed and direction, temperature and relative humidity, precipitation, barometric pressure, solar radiation, soil moisture and temperature, fuel moisture and temperature, and other environmental parameters within the Sedgwick Reserve, from a key research location within the Reserve.

Contact Information

Falak Fatima Zaidi
Agency Name
University of California, Santa Barbara
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Countywide, Southern California
Other Location Info
Sedgwick Reserve, University of Santa Barbara Natural Reserve System

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec 15303, Class 3 New Construction of Small Structures ;15304, Class 4 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed Weather Station is small in scale and would be installed in an open area with non-native grassland within the Sedgwick Reserve. 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 Sedgwick Reserve.
County Clerk
Santa Barbara


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