We invite you to meet David Smith, CWSF Member and Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife Administrator.

What was your first position in the field of forestry?

Serving as a Natural Area Reserves System biologist with the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources.

How long have you been in your current role?

Five months

What do you enjoy most about being a CWSF member?

Interacting with my colleagues in the western states to develop policies to advance sustainable forest management.

What do you see to be the emerging issues in your state?

Sustainable water supply; fire management; invasive species and biosecurity; endangered species management; landscape scale ecosystem management; public recreation.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Outrigger canoe paddling and racing