•  Respecting Indigenous

          Cultural Revitalization

•  Recognizing Symbolism

•  Researching and Documenting

          in Support of Native

          American Peoples

We welcome you to join with us and be a part of this restorative preservation effort.

Our Mission:


Founded February 1, 2018, the Association for Native American Sacred Trees and Places  (NASTaP) encourages with deepest integrity, the re-discovery, acknowledgement and preservation of Culturally Modified Trees and Places held sacred to Native Americans. 

NASTaP Purpose

Spread awareness and recognition of Native American Technologies to include but never limit to:

  • Culturally Modified Trees (CMTs)

  • Modified stones, stacked rocks, petroglyphs, pictographs, rock reliefs and rock inscriptions

  • Ceremonial landmarks and landscapes

  • Native Science and Indigenous Ways of Knowing

  • Stewardship of the earth, land, water and sky

Guiding Principles:


  • Build respectful relationships between Native and non-Native peoples through discourse and decolonizing non-Native thought processes

  • Help to establish identification markers while considering the possible interpretations of the communication being conveyed

  • Advocate for the preservation of Sacred Trees and sites for future generations to experience.

Inspiration is here

Our activities are inclusive of all Native and non-Native peoples who wish to explore,

contemplate, recognize and protect Native American Sacred Trees and Places.

NASTaP is committed to cultural appreciation, not appropriation.

Members and visitors enjoy a NASTaP CMT tour 

NASTaP co-founder, John Anderson, points out features on a CMT
demonstrating human modification

Sharing Perspectives

With expanding opportunities and resources to gain knowledge and wisdom from Native American Peoples, we respectfully pass granted teachings on to members. NASTaP endeavors to promote awareness of Native American ethnography and inner dynamic relationships with their ancestral territory and other environments. It's a journey of discovery that will enrich and enhance how we see and possibly engage with the world around us.  NASTaP strives to share the Indigenous Worldview through:

   Educational presentations

   Native Science and non-Native western science exploration

·    Tours

·    Conferences/Seminars/


·    Publications

·    Supporting Elders with Training and Mentorships for Tribal Youth

·    Assistance to public and private landowners in identification processes, protection, preservation and documentation (privacy respected) of Native American sacred tres and places.

Founding headquarters at historic
Glen Isle Resort
Bailey, Colorado

Glen Isle Resort in Bailey, Colorado, built on a previous Native American encampment, is the founding headquarters for NASTaP.


We are proud to honor Glen Isle’s Native American past and to help new generations learn the legacy of Native Peoples over thousands of years in the region, state and nation.

Become Involved

Most importantly, join with us as a NASTaP member!

  • Schedule a presentation at your HOA, club, civic organization, college or university, government agency, faith community or other group

  • Explore with Native American and non-Native scientists and foresters

  • Join our tours, conferences and seminars

  • Share your scientific or professional expertise

  • Volunteer

  • Become a presenter or tour guide

  • Make a financial contribution

  • Donate land

——— Become a NASTaP Member ————
Membership Privileges
  • Tour, seminar and conference discounts

  • Membership forums

  • Member social media pages, blogs and vlogs

  • Newsletters and publications

  • Early notifications for tours, seminars and conferences

  • Opportunity to work with Native American and non-Native scientists, foresters  and mentors

  • Book-signings and publication events

  • Autographed books when available


Mailing Address: NASTaP, P. O. Box 484, Larkspur, CO 80118. Email: NASTaPDrJefferson@gmail.com

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