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Craig A. Gump

Senior Ecologist

Mr. Gump is responsible for managing large scale mitigation projects for Terra Technologies' Kansas City Office. He has performed multiple wetland delineations and stream system jurisdictional assessments in the Kansas City area as well as assisted with rain garden, low impact development, and stream restoration design. As a project manager within Terra Technologies' Wetland & Stream Mitigation Banking Division, he aids in the research, design, and monitoring of large scale wetland and stream restoration projects. He is also one of the firm's points of contact for endangered species audits in Missouri and Kansas.

  • Lauren’s Bay Residential Development – Topeka, Kansas–Mr. Gump conducted a stream and wetland jurisdictional assessment on and managed the Section 404 Permitting and 401 permitting process for a private residential development. He also was a principle designer of the stream mitigation plan which included bank stabilization and stream channel improvements, wetland creation, eradication of exotic species, and installation of native species of trees, shrubs, grasses, and forbs. He also oversaw project construction which was completed in the fall of 2010.
  • Schlitterbahn Vacation Resort - Kansas City, Kansas - Mr. Gump worked alongside senior staff in the preservation, enhancement, and creation of terrestrial and aquatic habitat on the new 500+ acre Schlitterbahn Water Park across from the Village West development. The Schlitterbahn family, recognized worldwide for their history of conservation-minded development, met with Mr. Gump and other scientists at Terra Technologies weekly to integrate hallmark features into the design of their site. He also was the principle designer of the off-site compensatory mitigation project that included riparian corridor restoration and herbaceous wetland creation. Project construction was completed in the Summer of 2009, and the mitigation area was constructed in the Fall of 2009.
  • Ritter Plaza Commercial Development - Lee's Summit, Missouri - Mr. Gump assisted in the Section 404 permitting and design of a large scale stream mitigation area for a private commercial development. He assisted in the layout and design of BMPs, which included: rain gardens, stormwater bioswales, riparian corridor plantings, bank stabilization improvements, and a 1.9 acre rain garden forebay. The BMPs will provide significant environmental benefits to the community and serve to enhance the chemical, biological, and physical properties of the stream channel. Construction was completed in the Fall of 2009.
  • Stranger Creek Wetland & Stream Mitigation Bank - Leavenworth County, Kansas - Mr. Gump aided in the design of this 76-acre mitigation bank, which restored agricultural land to its original state as forested wetland, herbaceous wetland, and riparian corridor. Mr. Gump assisted in overseeing the construction of the project and oversaw the monitoring and the selling of mitigation banking credits. The Bank received US Army Corps of Engineers approval in 2011. 
  • Loch Lloyd North - Kansas City, Missouri - Mr. Gump was the project manager for a wetland and stream system assessment and CWA Section 404 Permitting for a large residential and institutional development in Kansas City Missouri. The development includes a roadway extension, golf-course, and residential subdivision. Mr. Gump led the field investigations, developed the report, and administered all permits for the project.  

Professional Affiliations & Certifications

Past President, Society of Wetland Scientists Central Chapter

Completed 38-Hour U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineation Course

Level One Prescribed Fire Certification from Missouri Department of Conservation



Masters of Natural Science, Biology, Southeast Missouri University

B.S. Biology, Central Missouri State University



Staff Ecologist, URS Corporation

Resource Assistant and Resource Technician, Missouri Department of Conservation




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