C. Lee Sherrod, PWS
MA, Botany/Wetland Ecology, University of Texas at Austin, 1980
BS, Forestry/Wildlife Science, Stephen F. Austin University, 1975
Lee specializes in terrestrial and wetland ecology, endangered species, regulatory permitting, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance. He has more than 40 years of experience in the technical applications of these fields and the regulatory aspects of project-compliance procedures. He is a recognized expert in wetlands issues and is certified as a “Professional Wetland Scientist - Emeritus” (No. 000155) by the Society of Wetland Scientists Certification Program, Inc. He has directed hundreds of wetland assessment and permitting projects throughout the southern US that have included jurisdictional wetland delineation; aerial photographic interpretation and mapping; habitat creation, enhancement, and reclamation; shoreline stabilization; and mitigation planning. He has also conducted numerous Hydrogeomorphic Model (HGM) analyses for wetland impacts and mitigation. Lee has been qualified as an expert witness in federal court regarding wetlands and endangered species issues and has been regularly invited to give presentations and lectures on these issues at conferences and universities. He has successfully represented public and private applicants in numerous Section 10(a)(1)(B) permits (Endangered Species Act incidental take of endangered species) issued in Texas and California as well as numerous Section 7 consultations. He brings an enormous amount of practical experience and expertise to any project to facilitate regulatory permitting, particularly as related to wetlands and endangered species. His capabilities are based upon many baseline and impact assessments requiring statistically supportable quantitative data collected for vegetation and wildlife over large acreage project sites.