ENVIRONMENTAL
     

In the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Granite peaks and steep ravines stood as a natural barrier to westward migration and are still formidable obstacles to the designs of man. When given the choice, man took the easy way around, but that was not to be in building the Kern River Pipeline. In order to minimize impact to the environment, it was to be the hard way, all the way. While other veteran pipeline construction companies declined to bid on this spread of the Kern River Project, Associated accepted the challenge. It was clear that time, terrain, and the elements would all conspire to make this one of the most difficult pipeline construction projects ever undertaken. And so it was. As the sounds of pipeline construction echoed across these canyons, a small army of men, women and machines labored under the most extreme conditions and finished this major pipeline construction project in a single season. Quite an accomplishment. For the owner, a quality pipeline completed on time. For Associated, a badge of honor to be worn with pride.

And there is honor in putting things back like you found them. We transformed the rugged right of way back to its native beauty by reshaping the original contours and restoring the ground covers, erasing the impact for everyone who loves the land. During construction it may have look like this, but now, with our help, nature has reclaimed what we had only borrowed. And today she shares her domain with hunters, hikers, golfers and others to enjoy. Native grasses and plants flourish along the right of way. Farms and ranches have long since returned to the rhythm of daily life.

Hard work is rewarded most when all benefit from the end result. We at Associated Pipeline never forget that nature is a partner in what we do, and final arbiter of our success.

Spanning a sensitive creek in Oregon

 

    "When I needed something they helped me. As far as contractors go, this is one of the better ones I’ve worked with and I’ve worked with a lot."
    "My biggest concern- how this was going to look. I know we can rehab a lot of things, but we were taking boulder 4 to 5 feet in diameter. When they came back through to rehab, this crew was just exceptional. To start rehabbing, dozers, track hoes broke the rock up. Spread the topsoil back. My biggest worries did not materialize. Now we’re drill seeding. In a year or two, it will look great. That relieved me of one of my biggest fears when we started the project."

- STEVE HEMPHILL - U.S. FOREST SERVICE