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Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Holly Smith

Grad Class of 1998

Since graduating from the Natural Resource Sciences program at UCC in 1998, I have worked for Fisheries and Oceans Canada in several roles. My first position as a Project Review Biologist for the 'Cache Creek to the Rockies' Program entailed reviewing a large-scale highways upgrade program on the Trans-Canada Highway from Cache Creek to the Rockies. From this position I moved into the role of a Habitat Auxiliary and aided in the early stages of a review of regional land-use practices and their impacts on the fisheries resource. Currently, I am working as a Fisheries Habitat Review Biologist out of the Kamloops area. I cover large portions of the interior of BC where I work with a team of biologists and area technicians reviewing projects that have the potential to impact on fish and fish habitat. Working with the Fisheries Act, I provide advice to proponents as to how to prevent harmful impacts to the fisheries resource or provide authorization to impact fish habitat pursuant to appropriate compensation. Working to protect and enhance the fisheries resource, I also have the opportunity to work on enforcement issues as well as stewardship programs.

Holly Smith