Devin Smith is the Director of Habitat Restoration at the Skagit River System Cooperative (SRSC), which is a natural resource consortium of the Sauk-Suiattle and Swinomish Tribal communities. Devin has worked for SRSC since 2000, starting as a Restoration Ecologist, where he has managed all aspects of many salmon habitat restoration and acquisition projects and participated in numerous strategic planning efforts supporting habitat restoration in the Skagit River basin. Before this, he held positions as a field technician and habitat biologist for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. Devin has been an active participant in the Skagit Watershed Council’s Technical Working Group and in review and prioritization of Salmon Recovery Funding Board proposals for his entire career at SRSC.
“I have worked diligently to protect and restore salmon habitat in the Skagit River basin on behalf of the SRSC member Tribes for 20 years now, and look forward to continuing this work in the years to come. I believe that salmon recovery will only be possible with collaboration between tribes, public agencies, private organizations, and community members, so I would be honored to serve on the Skagit Watershed Council Board of Directors. I hope my experience in salmon habitat restoration will help me contribute to the SWC’s mission and goals.”