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Bergen Tjossem, Deputy Director

by Bergen Tjossem

Bergen is a West Vail native and is incredibly happy to be back in the Valley. After leaving the area in 2010, he studied Environmental Science, Ecology, and Biodiversity at the University of Denver, worked with the Glacier Institute in Glacier National Park, Montana, and Recently completed his Conservation Leadership Master’s degree at Colorado State University. During his time at CSU, he worked with the Geography and Evolution of Land Tenure Systems (GELTS) research group and completed his capstone project in Pirque, Chile, with the Andean Conservancy, both of which have guided his passion to work in private land conservation. In his free time, Bergen loves experiencing the mountains in as many different ways as possible – ski touring, trail running, mountain biking, fly fishing, and cooking over a campfire with his friends.

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