William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery

William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery

William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery

Serving a mission to protect, maintain and improve the state’s valuable sport fisheries, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Sport Fish found that its aging hatcheries could not meet the growing production goals to keep Alaska’s rivers and lakes well stocked. To meet its goals and enhance its operation, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities hired HDR to plan and design the $96 million, 141,000-square-foot William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery – the largest indoor sport fish hatchery in North America.

We were responsible for the hatchery’s design, preparation of construction documents, construction administration and additional services, including site analysis, NEPA, permitting, 3-D modeling, utility management and lease assistance.

The new hatchery – which features more than 100 fish rearing tanks for Chinook and Coho salmon, rainbow and lake trout, arctic char and arctic grayling – efficiently increases and diversifies sport fish production for the Division of Sport Fish. The hatchery incorporates state-of-the-art fish rearing recirculation technologies that allow production goals to be met while using approximately 5 percent of the fresh water volume and 5 percent of the energy required in a conventional hatchery. This solution allows the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to meet its mission in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.

William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatchery
Client
Alaska Department of Transportation & Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish
Location

Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, AK
United States

Size
141,000 SF hatchery
Certifications
Envision™ Gold

Awards

Envision™ Gold Rated
The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award Finalist (2013)
American Society of Civil Engineers
National Recognition Award (2012)
Engineering Excellence Awards
American Council of Engineering Companies