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Steven Smith

Wildlife and Fisheries Consultant

Smith serves as a wildlife and fisheries consultant in the producer relations program.

Before joining the Noble Research Institute, Smith worked for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission as a wildlife biologist in southwest Nebraska for two years. His duties included the management of 25,000 acres in 19 wildlife management areas, surveys, depredation concerns and wildlife disease cases.

Smith was born and grew up on a small farm west of Yukon, Oklahoma.

Education
  • Masters of Science in Rangeland Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University, 2003
  • Bachelors of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Ecology, Oklahoma State University, 2001
Certifications
  • Certified Wildlife Biologist, The Wildlife Society
Honors
  • Publication and Creativity Award for Common Aquatic Vegetation in the Southern Great Plains, Oklahoma Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 2015
  • Wildlife Publication Award – Outstanding Monograph for "Aspects of the Thermal Ecology of Bobwhites in North Texas," The Wildlife Society, 2006
Professional Memberships
  • Natural Resource Conservation Services Technical Guidance Committee Oklahoma Clean Lakes and Watershed Association
  • Oklahoma Chapter of the American Fisheries Society
  • Oklahoma Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society
  • Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council
  • Oklahoma Prescribed Fire Council
  • Society of Range Management
    • Oklahoma Section
  • The Wildlife Society
    • Oklahoma Chapter
    • Texas Chapter