LSA began working with the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) during preparation of the environmental documents for the controversial San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor (SR-73). After successfully defending the document through all legal challenges, LSA was selected to provide paleontological monitoring during construction of the SR-73. During this period, tens of thousands of important fossil specimens were recovered from the project. Subsequently, LSA was selected by the TCA to assist in preparation of a post-construction display of materials collected during construction. After the success of this exhibit at the Old County Courthouse Museum, LSA was asked to conduct ongoing outreach to local schools about paleontology and history. This program, which continues today, has reached over 35,000 Orange County school children.
During construction of the Eastern Transportation Corridor, LSA provided specific assistance on elements of the project where it crossed Irvine Ranch lands. Subsequently, LSA was selected to provide the archaeological and paleontological support for development of environmental documents for extension of the Foothill South Transportation Corridor. LSA worked on this project and was ultimately awarded a contract to finalize the environmental document for this expansion. When the project was denied by the Coastal Commission, LSA continued to work with the TCA on other design variations. Currently, LSA is under contract to prepare the archaeological and paleontological sections for the Supplemental EIR that will address a shortened Foothill South expansion.
Client: Transportation Corridor Agencies
Location: Orange County, California
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