LSA conducted preconstruction floral and faunal surveys for a new 500-kilovolt transmission line totaling approximately 80 linear miles. The three-segment line will pass through public, national forest, and private lands in Los Angeles and Kern Counties. LSA prepared technical reports consistent with the EIR/EIS mitigation requirements for CEQA and NEPA. Primary biological issues associated with the three segments included focused surveys for sensitive plants and animals such as short-joint beavertail, San Gabriel oak, California red-legged frog, arroyo toad, desert tortoise, burrowing owl, Swainson’s hawk, willow flycatcher, least Bell’s vireo, California gnatcatcher, and American badger. All biological data were collected using 2-5 meter accuracy GPS units. The GPS information was then quality-checked using GIS mapping and aerial photography.
Client: Burns & McDonnel (Owner's Agent for Southern California Edison)
Location: Los Angeles and Kern Counties, California
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