Nick Smith
Public Affairs

As a member of multi-generation farming family, Nick has a passion for natural resources and rural communities. Nick has a background in public policy and communications, having worked in the Oregon Legislature in various capacities and having served several members of leadership in the House of Representatives. He founded Healthy Forests, Healthy Communities in 2013, a non-profit, non-partisan grassroots coalition that advocates for active forest management on federally-owned lands. Nick has also provided communications services to various industry associations including AFRC, Federal Forest Resource Coalition, American Loggers Council, Associated California Loggers and Associated Oregon Loggers.

Nick is an active member of the Oregon Society of American Foresters, previously serving as chair of the society’s Communications Committee. He holds a BA in Journalism from Chico State and a Master of Public Administration from Portland State. When he is not advocating for active forest management, Nick enjoys playing and watching sports, and spending time in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his family.