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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recognizes Baker’s Saint Lucie County International Airport Runway Mitigation Project

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recognizes Baker’s Saint Lucie County International Airport Runway Mitigation Project

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Recognizes Baker’s Saint Lucie County International Airport Runway Mitigation Project

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The St. Lucie County International Airport recently received the 2010 Regional Director’s Conservation Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region, for its runway mitigation area project. The LPA Group Incorporated, a unit of Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE Amex:BKR), redesigned and developed a management plan to restore a wetland habitat area, enhance a gopher tortoise relocation area, and create one of a handful of successful Florida Scrub Jay Mitigation Banks.

“As an environmental scientist and steward of the environment, it was a rare opportunity to lend mother nature a helping hand to create scrub jay and gopher tortoise habitat and restore wetlands using practical, cost-effective creative methods and comply with permit requirements”

“As an environmental scientist and steward of the environment, it was a rare opportunity to lend mother nature a helping hand to create scrub jay and gopher tortoise habitat and restore wetlands using practical, cost-effective creative methods and comply with permit requirements,” said Mariben Espiritu Andersen, project manager.

Baker performed a gopher tortoise survey, scrub jay incidental survey, wetland and upland vegetation monitoring, exotic plant species control and removal, site evaluation survey, development of annual monitoring report, management plan enhancement, and regulatory agency coordination.

Michael Baker Corporation (www.mbakercorp.com) provides engineering, design, planning and construction services for its clients’ most complex challenges worldwide. The firm's primary business areas are architecture, aviation, defense, environmental, geospatial, homeland security, municipal & civil, pipelines & utilities, rail & transit, transportation and water. With more than 2,800 employees in nearly 90 offices across the United States, Baker is focused on creating value by delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for infrastructure and the environment.

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