Matthew Nelson

Executive Director

with Arizona Trail Association
Tucson, Arizona

During his 11 years as the Executive Director of the Arizona Trail Association, Matthew has worked to strengthen relations between tribes throughout Arizona and the outdoor recreation community. His former position as NAGPRA Coordinator and Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Bishop Paiute Tribe of California helped inform his understanding of traditional land management techniques and the cultural significance of long-distance trails. He believes that indigenous involvement in trails is vital to the overall health of individuals, communities, organizations, agencies and the land itself.


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