SCE Environmental Impact Management for the Colorado River-Palo Verde 500kV Transmission Line
SCE was required to manage and document environmental impacts including biological and cultural resources during reconductoring construction activities along the Colorado River-Palo Verde Transmission Line, located in eastern Riverside County, California near Blythe.
PanGIS archaeologists were tasked with providing daily archaeological resources construction monitoring at multiple construction sites. The project was on the strict timeline, so PanGIS staff monitored 14 hours per day/7 days per week for three weeks straight. Duties included: obtaining Field Work Authorization from BLM, archaeological survey ahead of construction crews, daily monitoring logs, WEAP training, monthly summary reports, safety tailboard meetings, and staking of environmentally sensitive areas (ESAs). Cultural resources encountered during monitoring and survey were recorded with high precision GPS units. All cultural resources within the project area were added to the SCE ArcGIS based GIS Schema for cultural resources. PanGIS archaeologists wrote the final report and created maps.