This project consisted of an intensive pedestrian survey and recording of 300 utility poles located across three counties: San Diego, Riverside and Orange. The purpose of this survey was to provide constraints information to assist SDG&E in its compliance with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements.
PanGIS staff provided the GIS spatial analysis used to assess utility poles recommended for cultural resource evaluations. Previous surveys, slope, and distance to known resources were assessed using a predictive model. A total of 18,000 poles were evaluated for survey using spatial analysis. PanGIS created field mapbooks and GPS background files, and managed a fleet of tablet computers to aid field archaeologists with cultural resource surveys. Newly discovered archaeological sites and previously discovered sites were recorded, and recommendations were made regarding future work at the pole locations to ensure the preservation of cultural resources and compliance with CEQA and NEPA requirements. Using ESRI GIS, site and location maps were produced for the report and site forms.