Allison Smart, M.S.

Environmental Division Manager @ Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Natural Resources Department

Allison Smart is the Environmental Division Manager for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) located in Manistee, MI. Allison started working for LRBOI full time in February of 2012, as an Aquatic Biologist with a focus on water quality monitoring, wild rice, and inland fisheries. In December of 2015, Allison moved into the Environmental Division Manager role. In this role she currently leads a team of five (5) full time employees and oversees the Tribe’s water quality (CWA 106/319), brownfields (CERCLA 128a), wetlands, air quality (CAA 103), IGAP, and LAMP programs. Allison is currently the acting Tribal co-chair of the Region V Tribal Operations Committee. She holds a B.A. in Biology and Anthropology from Albion College (Albion, Mi; land ceded 1821 Treaty of Chicago) and M.S. in Conservation Biology from Central Michigan University (Mt. Pleasant, MI; land ceded 1819 Treaty of Saginaw/Isabella Indian Reservation). Allison is a proud citizen of the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians and has spent a majority of her life living within the 1836 Ceded Territory.