TESNAR 2019 Awardees

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USGS Technical training in Support of Native American Relations (TESNAR) makes funds available to support USGS employees to design and conduct technical training for staff of tribal governments or organizations. The purpose of the program is to strengthen the technical capacity of tribes for managing tribal natural resources and build on networks between the USGS and tribal governments.  

NOTE: Although TESNAR is an internal competitive process, the USGS Office of Tribal Relations Tribal Liaison team solicits proposals and selects technical training that benefits tribes.

Here are the 2019 TESNAR Awardees:

1)  Erik Beever
Email: ebeever@usgs.gov
Phone: 406-994-7670
Northern Rocky Mountain (NOROCK) Science Center, Bozeman, MT
Northwest Region, Ecosystems Mission Area

Techniques for surveying talus slopes for mammals of northern New Mexico
Santa Clara Pueblo

2)  Christopher Curran
Email: ccurran@usgs.gov
Phone: 253-552-1614
WA Water Science Center, Tacoma, WA
Northwest – Pacific Region, Water Mission Area

Water temperature monitoring to identify cold-water refugia in rivers and streams
Quilleute Indian Tribe

3)  Shawn Fisher
Email: scfisher@usgs.gov 
Phone: 631-736-0783 x133
NY Water Science Center, Coram, NY
Northeast Region, Water Mission Area

Enhanced water-quality and source-tracking techniques and advanced survey training for assessment of natural resources of the Shinnecock tribal lands
Shinnecock Indian Tribe

4)  Brian Wright
Email: bwright@usgs.gov
Phone: 907-201-0113
National Geospatial Program, Reston, VA
Northeast Region, Core Science Systems Mission Area

Geospatial information systems – Lidar training
Barrow, Point Lay, Wainwright, Atqasuk and Nuiqsut (Alaska Native) Communities, AK

5)  Denis LeBlanc
Email: dleblanc@usgs.gov 
Phone: 508-490-5030
New England Water Science Center, Northborough, MA
Northeast Region, Water Mission Area

Field methods for monitoring coastal freshwater resources
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe