Environmental Consulting Services for a Fiber Optic Line, San Bernardino County Verizon, Inc.

ECORP Consulting, Inc. provided environmental consulting services for a new, 32-mile Fiber Optic line that was proposed along State Highway 247 between the Lucerne Valley and Barstow. The line was planned to provide backup for emergency (911) services, as well as diversity for future growth. The majority of the line was in BLM-managed land, and consultation with the BLM Barstow Field Office and California Desert District office was conducted to determine the permitting and mitigation requirements for the project. Mohave ground squirrel trapping, burrowing owl habitat assessment, desert tortoise survey, rare plant survey, jurisdictional delineation and permitting, and a cultural resources inventory were conducted.


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