Terra Foundation, Inc. is a registered not-for-profit corporation in the State of Oklahoma that was first incorporated in 1999 with the purpose of educating the public on the importance of native vegetation and proliferating its use in engineering, water resources and landscape projects. Our mission is to proliferate restoration, creation, rehabilitation, enhancement, and preservation of aquatic resources and wildlife habitat in order to enhance the chemical, physical and biological health of aquatic natural resources. The board of directors of the Terra Foundation consists of scientists and natural resource managers with expertise in the fields of horticulture, soils science, stream and wetland ecology, real estate acquisition and environmental permit compliance. The Board of Directors includes David Flick and Craig Gump.
David is the President and Founder of the Terra Foundation. He has earned degrees in the fields of Horticulture, Biochemistry, and Engineering. From his ownership in the consulting firm of Terra Technologies Inc. and the mitigation banking company of Swallow Tail LLC, David is thoroughly familiar in the requirements of Clean Water Act Section 404 permits and compensatory mitigation. On behalf of the Terra Foundation, David volunteers an estimated 500 hours per year to fund, lead, administrate, and educate foundation staff in support of the Oklahoma In-Lieu Fee Mitigation program. In various for-profit and non-profit roles, he oversees the permitting and mitigation for 20,000+ acres of development projects annually.
Craig is the Program Director of the Terra Foundation In-Lieu Fee Stream & Wetland Mitigation Program for the State of Oklahoma. He has earned BS and MS degrees in the fields of Biology, is a past president of the Central Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists, and has 10+ years of experience in the assessment, design, development, construction, monitoring, and maintenance requirements of Clean Water Act Section 404 compensatory mitigation projects through employment with regional and national environmental consulting firms. He is also trained in wetland delineation and various endangered species evaluations.