Biological Consultants

Serving the Intermountain West, the Rocky Mountain West, and the Great Plains

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Western Ecological Services, Inc.

Frank Smith is a botanist and the principal of Western Ecological Services. He has conducted rare plant and vegetation monitoring inventories in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Mr. Smith has also traveled to Armenia and South Africa to conduct vegetation studies.

Mr. Smith is also skilled in conducting field wildlife studies.


Frank Smith has discovered nine new taxa. Pictured here is Viola frank-smithii (common name Frank-Smith's violet). This violet is endemic to Logan Canyon, in northern Utah, where it grows on dolomite walls between 5,000 and 6,000 feet elevation. It flowers in early June.

viola frank-smithii Frank Smith Violet photo

Viola frank-smithii

Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Mr. Smith has botanical experience at the Ash Meadows National Widlife Refuge. The link below shows some of his work:

Status Report

Current Knowledge and Conservation Status of Astragalus oophorus var. clokeyanus Barneby (Fabaceae), the Clokey eggvetch, by Frank J. Smith, December 2001, updated March 2002: Text, Figures, Global Distribution, Correspondence (excluded are tables and maps).

Field Wildlife Experience
  • Raptor and eagle surveys and monitoring
  • Migratory bird surveys
  • Trapping and telemetry of Brachylagus idahoensis (Pygmy rabbits)
  • Centrocercus urophasianus (Greater sage grouse) lek surveys
  • Small mammal trapping
  • Gopherus agassizii (Desert tortoise) surveys
  • Athene cunicularia (Burrowing Owl) surveys

Frank Smith
Western Ecological Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 422
Millville, Utah 84326
(435) 881-1063

Brachylagus idahoensis pygmy rabbit photo

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