Walter Stern is a shareholder of Modrall Sperling law firm. He brings more than 35 years of experience providing representation, advice and counsel to businesses and individuals in their dealings with Native American tribes, nations, and Pueblos, and federal public land management agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service. Walter’s practice is focused on natural resources, energy and environmental law, including Native American and federal lands leasing, development, and related permitting, consultation, and environmental compliance efforts under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 106 of the National Historical Preservation Act, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, the Endangered Species Act, and related federal statutes. He is actively involved in community activities, serving as Trustee with the Albuquerque Community Foundation, and as past chair of the Board of Trustees of the Albuquerque Academy. Walter holds a B.S. degree in Forestry from the University of California at Berkeley; he graduated cum laude from Boston College Law School. Walter enjoys hiking, skiing and mountain bike riding that does not involve crashing on boulders.