Nick Maya works for the Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy at the University of Montana, where he supports and helps coordinate many of the Center’s projects. He also serves as an instructor for Practicum, the capstone course of the Center’s Natural Resources Conflict Resolution graduate certificate program.

Nick’s current projects with the Center include supporting the Lolo National Forest’s land management plan revision, conducting public and stakeholder outreach and engagement on behalf of Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks for the agency’s Fish Creek recreation management strategy, and providing facilitation and public engagement training for the United States Forest Service.

Nick holds a BA in Ethnomusicology from New York University and an MS in Environmental Studies from the University of Montana. He also received a graduate certificate in Natural Resources Conflict Resolution through the Center for Natural Resources & Environmental Policy. Nick currently lives in Missoula with his partner, where he enjoys fly fishing, trap shooting, and creating playlists. He credits growing up in Los Angeles for instilling a curiosity for the natural world and fostering his love for public lands.