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.

MtnClim 2014, CIRMOUNT's 7th biennial climate conference, was held September 15-18, 2014 at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah. Archive of the conference is available on the MtnClim website.

CIRMOUNT produces a biannual newsletter, Mountain Views. The Spring 2015 issue is the most recent.

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

What's New

  • CIRMOUNT is sponsoring a session at the AGU conference in San Francisco December 14-18, 2015. Information

  • The MtnClim 2016 conference will convene in Leavenworth, Washington, October 17-21, 2016