Utilities

Utility Infrastructure Projects

  • Red Bluff Substation, 105 acres and 5-mile access road
  • Primm Switchyard, 105 acres and 5-mile access road
  • El-Dorado-Ivanpah Project, approximately 15 miles long
  • Fort Irwin Reliability Project, 16 miles long
  • Deteriorated Pole Replacement Program, various pole locations
  • Description: Construction of new substation and switchyard, repair and maintenance of existing power lines and poles
  • Client: Southern California Edison and various consulting firms
  • Locations: Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County, Orange County, Kern County, Ventura County
  • Years: 2008 - Current
    Anticipating potential biological issues early in the planning process for these projects has prevented project delays due to biological resources and resulted in zero take of sensitive species.

Services Provided

  • Habitat Assessments
  • Protocol-level surveys
  • Mohave ground squirrel live trapping and camera trapping
  • Jurisdictional waters delineation
  • Permitting
  • Regulatory agency communications
  • Technical reports and management plans
  • Avian point counts and nesting bird surveys
  • Plant salvage and monitoring
  • Invasive weed management
  • Wildlife exclusion
  • Pre-construction and clearance surveys
  • Compliance monitoring and training

Utilities Communications Projects

  • Description: Various cell tower locations
  • Client: ICT, Intellecom, TriLeaf
  • Locations: Maintenance of existing cell towers and survey for proposed cell tower locations
  • Years: 2016 - Present
    Our flexibility with various projects allowed us to complete these projects quickly and efficiently without any biological issues.

Services Provided

  • Habitat assessments
  • Protocol desert tortoise surveys
  • Pre-construction surveys
  • Compliance construction monitoring