Jeff has been certified as a Professional Wetland Scientist since its inception in 1994.

A professional wetland specialist works in the natural science profession assessing the health of wetlands and determining through field experimentation how human and natural activities influence a wetland's physical conditions. Wetland specialists compare flora, fauna and water levels to determine if significant changes have taken place.

Professional Wetland Specialists strive to preserve ecological sustainability of wildlife, maintain cleanliness of water resources, remove pollutants from the wetlands and implement remediation projects. Wetland specialists use extensive scientific monitoring and analysis to gather data and draft reports.