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.

CIRMOUNT produces a biannual publication, Mountain Views. The May 2018 issue is the most recent.

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

Archives of past MtnClim conferences are available in the CIRMOUNT archives.

What's New

  • The most recent issue of Mountain Views, Spring 2018, is now available.

  • MtnClim2018 conference is scheduled for Sept 17-21, 2018 at Rocky Mountain Biological Lab in Gothic, Colorado, near Crested Butte, CO. For more information visit the MTNCLIM 2018 website.