Dallas Smith’s most notable environmental contribution was acting as a key negotiator of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement for 20 years. His knowledge and dedication led to the area’s complete protection from industrial logging. He also showed environmental leadership as a member of the B.C. Premier’s Advisory Committee on the Environment, a committee member with the Coast Sustainability Trust, and an active volunteer with the Coast Opportunity Fund. Dallas is an advocate for sustainable forestry practices and communicating with Elders and hereditary chiefs to inform land use decisions. He is the outgoing president of the Nanwakolas Council, which represents six of the 26 Great Bear Rainforest First Nations.