This project was located along the shore of Big Bear Lake in the southwestern portion of San Bernardino County, approximately 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles and approximately 40 miles northeast of the City of San Bernardino. The project area encompassed approximately 916 acres. Big Bear Municipal Water District determined the need to improve lake sedimentation conditions, improve recreational opportunities and ameliorate water quality issues related to nutrient-rich lake bottom sediments through a series of maintenance and construction projects.
PanGIS conducted an assessment to identify any archaeological, historical, and paleontological resources present in the Big Bear Municipal Water District Routine Lake Maintenance Project area, which included completion of cultural resource reports, and completion of the cultural resources section and mitigation measures for the EIR. PanGIS supervised all cultural compliance services for this project. Staff conducted archival record searches, a Sacred Lands File Search with Tribal outreach, managed AB52 Tribal consultation on behalf of the lead agency, prepared resource recommendations for the EIR, attended agency meetings, created ESRI based GIS maps and models for archaeological prehistoric and historic sensitivity in proposed project area, and wrote the technical report and cultural EIR section. The paleontological report also included a sensitivity model to help guide mitigation measures.