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Chris Smith

USU Job Title: GIS Technician

Current Affiliation: US Fish & Wildlife Service

Utah State University
Watershed Sciences Department
5210 Old Main Hill, NR 210
Logan UT 84322-5210

Office:  ECC 102
Office Phone: 435-797-9189

Staff Profile

Where is he now?

Chris now works for the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Chris was very helpful as a GIS analyst in his short tenure with the FHC in Spring of 2014.


  • 2013 BS. Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences. Utah State University


  • Riparian zone and floodway delineation of the Colorado Plateau Ecoregion
  • Native and introduced sport fish interactions in the Yampa and Green Rivers in Colorado and Utah


Chris Smith was a GIS technician for the ET-AL at Utah State University in 2014 before going to take a position with the US Fish & Wildlife Service in Vernal. Chris earned a degree in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences from Utah State in 2013 and has worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) since 2003, primarily with native and endangered fish recovery projects in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Prior to 2003, Chris spent his summers guiding river trips in Utah and Arizona and winters harvesting brine shrimp eggs on the Great Salt Lake (and skiing too).