A major utility company replaced the conductor and converting the wood poles to steel poles for this 6-mile transmission line to decrease fire risk on Camp Pendleton Marine Corp Base.
PanGIS archaeologists completed extensive project-specific safety training and obtained DoD Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS) access passes for the base prior to the commencement of work. Staff monitored road grading, vegetation management trimming and mowing, and project staking. The primary cultural resource that was monitored and protected was the historic route, El Camino Real. The project brought challenges due to the varied topography, wetlands, an active golf course, base regulations, heavy seasonal rains, and working around a substation. PanGIS staff conducted WEAP training for contractor personnel, completed site record form updates, GIS databases, and wrote the technical monitoring report.