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Matthew Tuma Joins The Nature Conservancy as State Director

The Nature Conservancy in Nevada is pleased to welcome Matthew Tuma as the new Nevada program state director.

Reno, NV | August 07, 2012

The collaborative, pragmatic approach taken by The Nature Conservancy mirrors Matthew’s own approach to conservation issues which emphasizes working with partners and communities across the state.

As Regional Representative and Special Projects manager for Senator Harry Reid’s office since 2006, he has managed conservation priorities and environmental initiatives in Northern Nevada and acted as a key liaison with local governments, state and federal agencies and Native American tribes

“As someone who grew up here, I feel a strong connection to Nevada's special places and to The Nature Conservancy's unique approach to conservation,” said Matthew. A native Nevadan, Matthew has always enjoyed exploring the Silver State’s open spaces and is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno.

“I am pleased that The Nature Conservancy has hired such a qualified individual to lead the Nevada Chapter,” said U.S. Senator Harry Reid. "Throughout Matthew’s tenure in my office, he has shown his commitment to conservation and bringing all stakeholders to the table. Matthew will be missed in my office but I wish him well.”

From Red Rock Canyon to the Truckee River, The Nature Conservancy in Nevada and its partners have been protecting Nevada's Last Great Places since 1967. The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends

 “One of the facets that makes Matthew a tremendous fit is his extensive experience and stellar reputation for working with the variety of people and political persuasions that make up Nevada,” noted The Nature Conservancy in Nevada Board Chair Tom Warden.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at

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Tom Warden
Board Chair - The Nature Conservancy in Nevada

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