The Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport project received the ACEC Best in State: Gold Award for Social, Economic, and Sustainable design.
The close proximity of wetlands to the airport carried potential hazards for airport operations, as wetlands and streams attract wildlife. The airport needed to located the mitigation property more than two miles away, yet within the same watershed.
J-U-B Engineers obtained permits, secured land, designed and procured bids, and managed construction. The project yielded the largest mitigation site in terms of area, in eastern Washington. It included creating 8 acres of wetlands, enhancing 13 acres of existing wetlands, and preserving 91 acres in the upland buffer area. Thousands of plants, shrubs, trees, and boulders were installed.
J-U-B assisted the contractor for two years monitoring and maintaining the mitigation site.