Anacortes – Airport Fencing Improvement and Obstruction Removal

DOWL completed final design and construction on this project that included the removal or topping of 365 tree obstructions to the Part 77 surfaces, installation of chain-link fence improvements to reduce wildlife incursions onto the airport, construction of a gravel service road around the airport perimeter to provide easier access to the perimeter fence for future maintenance, drainage improvements to reduce ponding, and on-site and off-site mitigation tree and shrub plantings to offset the tree removals. Specific species of trees and shrubs were chosen for mitigation plantings that would not produce flowers (bird attractant) or grow over 30 feet tall (into the part 77 surfaces). DOWL also led several meetings with airport tenants, local community groups, and the public to describe the project to the community and address their comments and concerns. DOWL also completed a Construction Safety and Phasing Plan that was evaluated by the Federal Aviation Administration prior to construction. Construction began in the summer of 2016 and was completed in the fall of 2016, with a one-year plant establishment period extending for an additional year after construction completion.


Anacortes, Washington


Pacific Northwest


Port of Anacortes





Aviation Planning and Design

Construction Administration and Inspection

Drainage and River Systems

Landscape Architecture

Public Involvement