Alturas Intertie Transmission Line Project

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The 164-mile, 345-kilovolt transmission line between Alturas, California and Reno, Nevada traverses a variety of sensitive habitats to provide a reliable source of power to California and Nevada residents.

On behalf of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), ESA managed the Mitigation Monitoring Compliance and Reporting Program for the Alturas Intertie transmission line. Our full-time monitors were in the field throughout the three-year construction period. Our team of general-compliance and cultural-resources monitors coordinated with the CPUC, Bureau of Land Management, California Department of Fish and Game, and U.S. Forest Service to ensure compliance with CEQA/NEPA mitigation measures and permit requirements.

ESA successfully managed a multi-year, multi-agency compliance reporting program as this transmission line was constructed.

Specialized Services

  • Compliance audits and tracking
  • Design specifications and construction bid packages
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Habitat restoration and enhancement
  • Land owner notifications and complaint response
  • Native American, ethnographic, and archaeological studies
  • Special status species surveys and inventories
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Wetland delineations
  • Worker education programs