Tim Sandefur, President
Tim Sandefur is a wetland and stream specialist with over 14 years of wetland and stream ecology experience. His expertise includes; Fluvial geomorphology and channel stability assessments, stream restoration and channel design, Bioengineered bank stabilization design and application, Channel classification and channel stability, Watershed planning, restoration, and management, Wetland delineation and functional assessments, Wetland monitoring and mitigation, Environmental permitting, Project management, best management practices, Client relations and cost estimation.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, (LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY)
Bachelor of Science May 2001
Major: Wetland Ecology
WETLAND SERVICES, INC.
1997 to present
Title: Principal Ecologist – Own & Operate 1997 to Present
Duties: Mr. Sandefur initiated Wetland Services, Inc., in 1997, and has steadily grown the corporation into a leader in wetland and stream ecological services in the Midwest. Mr. Sandefur has invested the necessary resources, material and education to assure the company remains a leader in the industry. Both the scale and volume of projects have increased to the point to where Wetland Services has conducted delineations on more acres than any ecological company in the U.S. Mr. Sandefur manages day-to-day operations with a focus on quality mitigation construction. The following is a partial list of responsibilities and achievements:
- Oversees day to day business operations.
- Managed multiple delineation crews on complex multi-thousand acre projects.
- Develop 404 and 401WQC permit applications for some of the most complex mining operating in North America.
- Co-develop proprietary delineation assessment software enabling expedited and enhanced quality data collection.
- Developed and managed numerous mitigation plans for multi-thousand acre tracts.
- Experience in farming, landscaping and light/heavy construction equipment.
- Conducts construction projects and planting.
- Supervises and coordinates technical support staff.
- Principal interface with third party contractors.
- Assists entities in the implementation of USDA subsidized programs on private land.
- Attended by invite the Indiana special legislative session to help develop wetland functional assessment protocol and simplified mitigation rules.
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
1999 to 2001
Title: Wetlands Research
Duties: Received an undergraduate research grant in fall 1999 to conduct a Pre-restoration Site Analysis on a 120-acre degraded wetland. Activities included:
- Installation of influent and effluent water sampling wells in order to quantify pre-restoration water quality functions of the marsh
- Monitored spring recharge and subsequent summer draw-down via piezometers and water table wells
- Quantified mean stream, surface and subsurface water flow through the site
- Analyzed soil chemical and physical properties
- Completed an ACOE wetland delineation on the site and drafted a restoration plan
- Presented research at the fall meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists and to various stakeholders to facilitate restoration
1993 to 1996
Duties: Rebuilt auto parts and provide facility maintenance
SANDEFUR CATTLE COMPANY
1991 to 1996
Title: Ranch Laborer
Duties: Managed the cattle operation on family farm
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
July 1987 to July 1991
Title: Crew Chief UH-1N HUEY Helicopters
- Duty titles included mechanic, plane captain, collateral duty inspector, crew chief and aerial gunner instructor
- Duty stations included Paris Island, SC, Millington, TN, Pensacola, FL., Yuma, AZ and Camp Pendleton, CA. Honorable Discharge in July 1991
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
- Wetland Delineation Training, WTI – Jacksonville, FL 1997
- WRP Seminar, NRCS – Oakland City, IN 1998
- Regulatory Wetland Seminar, UKY – Lexington, KY 1999
- SWS Regional Conference – Little Rock, AR 2000
- Watershed Watch Training – Geneva, KY 2002
- National Wetlands Conference – Indianapolis, IN 2002
- Assn. of State Wetland Managers – Evansville, IN 2003
- Private Lands Management, KDFWR – Madisonville, KY 2004
- Mine Reclamation for Wildlife Summit – Louisville, KY 2005
- USACE Stream Guidance – Newburgh, IN 2005
- Indiana Surface Mine Reclamation Technology Transfer Seminar – Jasper, IN 2006
- USACE “Rapanos” Guidance – Newburgh, IN 2007
- N.C. State Stream Morphology Assessment, River Course 101 – Asheville, NC 2008
- N.C. State Natural Channel Design Principles, River Course 201 – Asheville, NC 2008
- Geomorphic Reclamation & Natural Stream Design on Coal Mines, Presenter – Bristol, VA 2009
- OSM, Mid Continent Region Technology Transfer, Acid Mine Drainage Workshop – Evansville, IN 2010
- Indiana Surface Mine Reclamation Technology Transfer Seminar (Workshop Presenter) – Jasper, IN 2010
- MSHA Surface Mine Certification, Office of Safety & Licensing, Commonwealth of KY – 2011
- OSM Stream Design on Reclaimed Mine Lands, Mt. Vernon, IN – 2011
- ACOE Stream Restoration, Evansville, IN – 2011
- Pond Creek Watershed Conservancy District – Board Member, 2001 to present
- Society of Wetland Scientists – Member, 1998 to present
- Indiana Surface Mine Reclamation Association – Member, 2005 to present
- Cypress Foundation – Board Member, 2007 to present
- West Kentucky Coal Association – Member, 2008 to present
- Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society
- Gamma Sigma Delta honor society of agriculture