Resource Development Council

Tileston Award presented to Granite Construction

and William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery

It’s all about doing it right – ensuring a strong economy while protecting Alaska’s environment. This “do it right” sentiment is what brought together the Resource Development Council and the Alaska Conservation Alliance to present the third annual Tileston Award in Anchorage July 21.

This year’s recipients were Granite Construction and the William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery. “RDC and ACA felt that both of these applications were so impressive that both deserved to receive this year’s award, ” said RDC Executive Director Jason Brune. “They embodied the ‘do it right’ spirit of the Tileston Award.”

Granite Construction was nominated for its Birchwood development. As demand for gravel for both private and public projects grow, Granite has proven that a business model based on respect for surrounding communities and the environment is both profitable and good business. Working in the Municipality of Anchorage, Granite took extra measures to mitigate noise issues and installed water testing wells to detect any changes in water quality.

The William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery emphasizes conservation through its public exhibits and a meeting space overlooking the fish production area, as well as through its engineering design and energy efficiency methods. Alaska’s sport fisheries have an annual economic impact of $1.4 billion.

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