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Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith



Michelle works at the intersection of land, water, and communities. She serves as a Research Associate at the University of Oregon’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center where she focuses on water policy. She also serves as the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts’ Water Project Manager where she supports land trusts by building capacity to protect Oregon’s waters for communities and ecosystems. Michelle holds a JD from Lewis and Clark Law School with a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources. Drawn to the high desert by its big skies and sweeping landscapes teeming with life, history and culture, Michelle is a long-time ONDA volunteer and is excited to continue to support ONDA as a board member.

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