Strawberry Peak Communications Tower Replacement Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Strawberry Peak Communications Tower Replacement Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The zoning designation for the site, under the San Bernardino County General Plan, is Resource Conservation. Under the USFS's San Bernardino National Forest Land Management Plan (USFS 2005), the Strawberry Peak site is zoned Developed Use Interface (DUI), a designation that allows communication sites.
Document Description
The proposed project involves replacement of two-existing communications towers and associated structures on Strawberry Peak, an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County approximately 4.4 miles southwest of Lake Arrowhead. The proposed project would demolish and replace a 40-foot communications tower, an 80-foot communications tower, an equipment vault, and other supporting infrastructure to meet current construction and safety standards. The new tower would be a 150-foot-tall, self supporting, four-legged lattice structure with upper monopoles, safety ladders, platforms, and lightning arrestors. Based on consultation with USFS, CalFire may consider constructing two shorter towers, less than 100 feet in height, within the same footprint as the proposed project. The site is presently under the jurisdiction of CalFire through a 20-year Special Use Permit (SUP) provided by the USFS, with an expiration date of December 3, 2020. The two existing CalFire communications towers, the vault, and a generator building would be demolished after construction of the new tower and associated facilities. The equipment vault would be a concrete masonry unit (CMU) building or prefabricated concrete building. No new roads or road improvements are anticipated; however, loose gravel may be used.

Contact Information

Dan Foster
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Strawberry Peak Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Other Location Info
Twin Peaks
Other Information
Nearest City: Twin Peaks

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Development Types
Other (Tower Replacement Project)
Local Actions
Tower Rep
Project Issues
Biological Resources

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