The Consortium for Integrated Climate Research in Western Mountains (CIRMOUNT) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary consortium dedicated to understanding climates and ecosystems of western North American mountains. CIRMOUNT's goal is to bring together researchers from diverse disciplines and institutions to monitor and understand climate-driven changes in the unique landscapes that define western North American mountains, and to respond to the needs and challenges of western society for mountain resources imposed by climate change. CIRMOUNT is sponsored by a diverse group of agencies, universities, and institutions, and is endorsed as a pilot project of the International Mountain Research Initiative.

Hold the Date: MtnClim 2014, CIRMOUNT's 7th biennial climate conference, will convene September 15-18, 2014 at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah (www.homesteadresort.com). The venue is located in the heart of the Wasatch Range, about an hour from the Salt Lake City International Airport. More information available on the MtnClim website.

CIRMOUNT produces a biannual newsletter, Mountain Views. The Autumn 2013 issue is the most recent.

Read more in CIRMOUNT's publication, Mapping New Terrain: Climate Change and the America's West.

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