Our staff is lead by J. Fred Heitman, a Certified Fisheries Professional by the American Fisheries Society. He has more than 35 years experience in performing fish sampling studies. Additionally, he is a recognized expert in the area of NPDES stormwater permitting issues. He is a Certified Stormwater Inspector and a Certified Erosion Inspector both by the National Stormwater Center. He is state certified in both Tennessee and Florida to conduct stormwater inspections.
Mr. Heitman has had an extensive amount of training to augment his considerable experience. Some of his training is listed below. His work summary is also included for your consideration.
Contact Fred to see how AMERICAN AQUATICS might be able to help you.
1979, MS, Biology (Fisheries), Tennessee Technological University
1976, BS, Zoology, Oklahoma State University
Stormwater Inspector Training 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Erosion Inspection Training 2006, 2009
Advanced Stormwater Inspector 2008, 2009
TN Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control 2005, 2008
FL Erosion and Sediment Control Training Program 2007
TN Design Principles for Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control 2006
OSHA 40 hr Hazardous Waste Site Worker, 1992, 1990
OSHA Hazardous Waste Site Supervisor Training, 1992
OSHA Hazardous Waste Site Worker Refresher, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Radiation Worker II, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006
Underground Storage Tanks, 1985
First Responder Course, 1985
Emergency Response, 1986
Water Quality-based Permit Limit Development, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989
Effluent Toxicity Testing Methods, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
NPDES Permit Writers Course, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990
Toxicity Reduction Evaluations, 1988, 1989, 1990
USEPA NPDES Inspector Training 1982
Faculty Positions:Visiting Professor, School of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; Reservoir Limnology, 1999 to Present
Registrations:2005 TN EPSC Inspector (#117265); Renewed 2008
2009 Certified Storm Water Inspector, National Stormwater Center (#3463)
2008 Advanced Stormwater Inspector, National Stormwater Center
2007 FL Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector (#16222)
2009 Certified Erosion Inspector, National Stormwater Center (#224)
1994, 2003, 2008 Certified Fisheries Professional, American Fisheries Society (#3049)
1973, Open Water Diver, NASDS
Licensed Driver (currently Tennessee) 1969 to Present
Mr. Heitman is active in several professional organizations. He usually is seen as a natural leader by others, and as a result he has served in various leadership capacities for organizations from local to international perspectives. Below are some of his leadership credentials.
American Fisheries Society (Life Member):
Certified Fishery Professional 1994 to Present;
Member of the Outstanding Chapter Committee, 2003, Chair 2008
Board of Professional Certification, Board of Appeals, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Southern Division AFS: Member Reservoir Committee 1997 to Present;
Awards Committee Chair 2003 to 2005
Elected as Vice President for 2005, President Elect for 2006 and President for 2007
Tennessee Chapter, AFS, President 2000-01
Lifetime Achievement Award 2003
Chapter Representative to TN Conservation League
Tennessee Wildlife Federation (formerly Tennessee Conservation League), 2002 to Present
Board of Directors 2003 to 2005
Citizens Policy Advisory Council 2002 to 2006
Water Committee Chair 2003 to 2005
CPAC Chairman 2003 to 2004
Mr. Heitman has produced a number of peer reviewed publications that have appeared in several scientific journals. He also has served as an editor of fisheries related scientific journals. Below is a list of his peer reviewed publications.
Heitman, J. F. and R. Wallus. 2008. Largemouth Bass, Micropterus salmoides (Lacepede). pp 310 to 350 in R. Wallus and T. P. Simon, ed. Reproductive Biology and Early Life History of Fishes in the Ohio River Drainage. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
D. Riecke and F. Heitman. 2008. Chemical application and hazardous waste safety. In: Professional Safety Committee. Fisheries safety handbook. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
Heitman, J. F., D.C. Jackson, D. Pender, R.L. Curry. 2008. Development and Implementation of the American Fisheries Society Disaster Relief Program, American Fisheries Society Symposium 64:169 - 183.
Heitman, J. F. 1983. Subsurface Migration of Oil and Gas Drilling Wastes from an Abandoned Strip Pit, Gowen, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. Pub 118, OWRB.
Heitman, J. F. and M. J. Van Den Avyle. 1979. Species Composition, Catch Rates, and Impact of a Commercial Net Fishery in Watts Bar and Chickamaunga Reservoirs, TN. SE Assoc. Game and Fish Comm.
Bulow, F. J. and J. F. Heitman. 1978. Methods of estimating time of annulus formation on fish scales. J. TN Acad. Sci. 53(2):74.
Bulow, F.J. and J.F. Heitman. 1978. 1977. Time of Annulus Formation in Bluegills in Three Central Tennessee Reservoirs. J. Tenn. Acad. Sci.
Bulow, F.J. and J. F. Heitman. 1979. Comparison of Three Methods of Determining the Date of Annulus Formation in Bluegills. J. Tenn. Acad. Sci.
Heitman, J. F. 1979. Impact of a Commercial Net Fishery on Striped Bass in Two Tennessee Reservoirs. MS Thesis.
Mr. Heitman also has authored and co-authored numerous scientific and technical reports in the areas of fisheries, water quality, RCRA, and related environmental issues.
Mr. Heitman frequently makes professional presentations at scientific and technical meetings. Listed below are some of the presentations he has made.
Heitman, J. F. 1997. How Students Can Prepare for Private Sector Jobs. AFS Southern Div Mid Year Meeting.
Heitman, J.F. and D.L. Harris. 1998. A Salt Delivery System for Boat Shocking in Low Conductivity Lakes. TN Chapter AFS.
Heitman, J.F. and D.L. Harris. 1999. Habitat Enhancements as a Way to Improve Fish Production in Small Impoundments. TN Chapter AFS.
Heitman, J.F. and D.L. Harris. 2000. Habitat Management as a Means to Improve Fishing Quality in Small Middle Tennessee Reservoirs. TN Chapter AFS.
Heitman, J.F. and D.L. Harris. 2001. Sampling Fish Populations in Contaminated Environments. AFS Southern Div. Midyear Meeting.
Heitman, J. F. 2001. Private Sector Hiring: How it Differs from Public Sector Employers. AFS Southern Div. Midyear Meeting.
Heitman, J. F. and D.L. Harris. 2001. Collecting Fish from Environmentally Contaminated Sites. TN Chapter AFS.
Taylor, J.B., J.F. Heitman and J.L. Wilson. 2002. Thirty Years of Cove Rotenones in Tennessee Valley Reservoirs: Implications for Reservoir Aging. AFS Southern Division Mid-Year Meeting
Heitman, J.F. 2002. Working in the Private Sector. Presentation at the Student Workshop. AFS Southern Division Mid-Year Meeting
Taylor, J.B., J.F. Heitman and J.L. Wilson. 2002. Thirty Years of Cove Rotenones in Tennessee Valley Reservoirs: Implications for Reservoir Aging. TN Chapter AFS
Heitman, J. F. 2003. How to Get a Private Sector Job. Presentation at the Student Workshop, AFS Southern Division Spring Meeting.
Heitman, J. F. 2005. Private Sector Employment Requirements. Presentation at the Student Workshop, AFS Southern Division Spring Meeting.
Heitman, J. F. 2005. 316b – The Fisheries Biologist Right to Work Law. Presentation at the Southern Division AFS Spring Meeting.
Heitman, J. F. 2005. 316b – The Fisheries Biologist Right to Work Law. Presentation at the Tennessee Chapter AFS Annual Meeting.
Brindley, T and J. F. Heitman. 2006 Changes in fish assemblages in small Western Kentucky streams. Presentation at the Southern Division AFS Spring meeting.
Brindley, T and J. F. Heitman. 2006 Changes in fish assemblages in small Western Kentucky streams. Presentation at the TN/KY AFS joint chapter meeting.
Frerking, M. and J. F. Heitman. 2007. Catch comparison between two types of gillnets in Lake of the Ozarks, MO. Presentation at the SD AFS Spring meeting.
Heitman, J.F. 2008. Southern Division Leadership Training. Presentation at the SD AFS Spring meeting.
Mr. Heitman has made numerous presentations to civic and non-technical organizations.
Mr. Heitman is active in several areas of community service. He believes that it is important that we give back to our community as well as providing service too. As in his professional life people in the community often see him as a natural leader so he frequently serves in leadership positions in his community organizations. His community service is listed below.
Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, TN;
Member of the Rotary Foundation and Polio Plus Committees;
Chairman of the GALA Committee 2002 to 2004;
Director of International Service 2001-2003; Club Secretary 2003 – 2004;
President Elect 2004 – 2005;
Club President 2005 – 2006;
Rotary Foundation Director 2007 – 2008;
Co-Chair and Fund Raising Chair for the Club's Rotary International Centennial Project, the $350,000 Secret City Commemorative Walk.
Elected as President of the Plantation Springs Condo Association 2009 to Present
Mentor for the Moccasin Bend Girl Scout Council 2000-2003
Provided one day of limnology/fisheries for MBGSC Girl Scouts 2002 to 2004
Provided program on aquatic biology, fish and fishing for Girls Inc., Oak Ridge, TN 1999 - 2003