Columbia County, WA

Columbia Pulp, LLC

2013 - 2017

SCJ prepared environmental documentation and site civil design for this major industrial plant near the Snake River in eastern Washington. The plant uses wheat straw to produce a variety of products and employed close to 100 people when it opened in 2018.

SCJ coordinated the permitting effort, including a special use permit and well permit; traffic and highway access analysis, design and permitting; critical areas analysis; soils analysis; shoreline permitting; and cultural resources.

SCJ was also tasked with site feasibility planning; grading design; water, stormwater, and wastewater systems; rail spur coordination and design; and survey coordination.

SCJ coordinated with all federal, state, and local agencies and facilitated and prepared materials for public outreach efforts.


“…the SCJ staff once again came through for our project. The analysis was to the point and enabled us to get DNR concurrence. We are moving ahead! Nice job, good support.”

Eveleen Muehlethaler
Columbia Pulp


“This project has so many moving parts that need to flow together. From permitting and traffic analysis to engineering and public outreach, our multidisciplinary team was able to work together seamlessly.”

Eric Johnston