Ash Hill Communication Site Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Document Title
Ash Hill Communication Site Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The project site is on federal land and is designated for Resource/Land Management.
Document Description
The proposed project by lnterConnect Towers, LLC (Applicant) aims to enhance cellular communication capability along Interstate 40 (1-40) in San Bernardino County, California. The project entails the construction of a multi-carrier communication site on Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-administered land. Key components of the project include a 196-foot communication tower, an equipment shelter, solar arrays, propane generators, and a secure perimeter fence. Upon completion of construction, any temporarily disturbed areas will be meticulously restored. The project area is northeast of National Trails Highway (Route 66) and north of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad. The facility is designed to accommodate a minimum of four national carriers and government agencies. An existing access road would be utilized to connect to the project site. The project is subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and requires an Incidental Take Permit (ITP) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA) for the protection of the Mojave desert tortoise. Additionally, an application for a Lake and Streambed Alteration (LSA) Agreement has been submitted. The primary objectives of the proposed project are to enhance coverage capabilities, meet telecommunication requirements, and ensure adherence to rigorous environmental standards.

Contact Information

Julia Karo
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Cross Streets
8 miles east of Ludlow, south of 1-40, in the Mojave Desert on south slope of Bristol Mountains
Total Acres
State Highways
Route 66 and 140
Burlington Northam Santa Fe

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Telecommunications Infrastructure Development)
Local Actions
Incidental Take Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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