Sisto Hernandez

New Mexico Resource Coordinator

Snowflake, Arizona

Sisto Hernandez is a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe in Arizona. He comes from a ranching heritage on both sides of his family. His maternal grandfather & great-grandfather were both cattle owners on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona. His paternal grandparents operated a ranch in northern Chihuahua Mexico.

Sisto serves as the Vice President of the Grasshopper Livestock Association. The Grasshopper Livestock Association is a Tribal grazing collective that operates on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.  The association is comprised of 14 members.

Before joining WLA, Sisto was the rangeland management specialist for the White Mountain Apache Tribe for 16 years. There he assisted Tribal ranchers in accessing and participating in USDA programs, as well as representing his Tribe and serving as president of the Mexican Wolf/Livestock Council for Arizona & New Mexico. In his role on the council he was instrumental in promoting tolerance, the implementation of proactive coexistence practices, and depredation compensation. Sisto is a strong advocate of ranching, agriculture, natural resources & wildlife conservation.

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