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Stefan Tangen

Stefan Tangen is the Research Coordinator for the USGS North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center (NC CASC).

Stefan Tangen is the Research Coordinator for the North Central CASC and is responsible for managing the portfolio of USGS-funded regional projects to broaden partnerships to include additional activities with federal, state, and academic institutions. 

Before this position, Stefan worked for the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance for five years as the Tribal Resilience Liaison. He worked across the region to connect 32 Federally Recognized Tribal Nations to tools, information, and other resources for building resilience to anthropogenic climate change. 

Stefan received his Master of Natural Resource Management (MNRM) degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a focus on climate adaptation science and planning with Indigenous communities. Stefan’s expertise includes climate adaptation planning, culturally appropriate research processes, grant writing, and project management. Prior to working in climate adaptation, Stefan worked in community development in Sierra Leone (RPCV 12'-14'), Samoa, and the Philippines.

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