Moulton Niguel Water District in Orange County, CA needed to bore under San Juan Creek in San Juan Capistrano for the Plant 3A Effluent Transmission Main Replacement Project. PanGIS was contracted to lead the environmental studies portion of the project. PanGIS assumed lead responsibility ensuring that the following items were performed in strict accordance with the requirements of the Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Provisions for the Environmental Mitigation Measures to be performed included the following: focused surveys for steelhead trout, monitoring for steelhead trout, conducting a nesting bird survey, and WEAP (Worker Environmental Awareness and Protection) training for archaeological resources.
PanGIS conducted the archaeological study and training, while subcontracting the steelhead trout and bird survey to trusted partners. Prior to initiation of ground disturbing activities, construction personnel received WEAP training to understand Native American cultural and archeological sensitivity in the project area, to recognize potential archaeological discoveries during construction, and to provide information on how to react in the event of a discovery. Deliverables to the client included a report for focused survey for steelhead trout, daily reports for non-precipitation and precipitation trout monitoring, nesting bird survey results, WEAP training documentation, and an archaeological technical report.