Avalanches, earthquakes, protests …. and cherry blossoms??

We recently experienced the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere.  Yet, here in Colorado, the mountains are still blanketed in deep, life-sustaining snow.  We also recently witnessed what has been called an “historic-sized avalanche” and a “landscape-changing event” in the Colorado Rockies, with an avalanche occurring just outside of Aspen that was over a mile [...]

By |2019-03-29T21:44:33-06:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|

An integrated community and ecosystem-based approach to disaster risk reduction in mountain systems: learning from scientists and practitioners

While a group of mountain interdisciplinary scientists were exploring and discussing mountain paradoxes, the 2015 Earthquakes devastated much of Nepal.  We partnered with practitioners on the ground in Nepal to explore the relationship between the mountain paradoxes and the challenges they create for disaster risk reduction in the mountains.  We also learned from experiences in [...]

By |2019-03-29T22:40:34-06:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Hot off the Press, Hot off the Press Featured, Integrated Community|

Thinking Mountains Interdisciplinary Summit Brings Together Diverse People and Programs around Shared Concerns for Mountains

In the midst of an early October snowstorm, academics, practitioners, writers and educators made their way to the famous northern town of Banff, nestled in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains.  Some people made it to Banff before the snows began.  Others, like me, got stuck on the highway for an hour or so as trucks [...]

By |2019-03-27T09:10:01-06:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Home Page Featured, Mountain Sentinels Blog|