Science People Can Use
Empowering communities, managers, and scientists to innovate solutions through mountain research, education, and practice
MSI's mission is:
"To empower communities, managers, and scientists to innovate solutions through mountain research, education, and practice."
We empower communities to utilize science and innovate solutions that address current and legacy issues and to improve our communities’ quality of life.
Mountain Studies Institute (MSI) is an independent not-for-profit mountain research and education center established in 2002 in Silverton, Colorado. MSI develops science that people can use to address environmental issues facing the San Juan Mountains. We conduct and facilitate research, provide educational opportunities and internships, and conduct environmental monitoring. We connect scientists and stakeholders across the San Juan Mountain region to go beyond scientific inquiry to the meaningful application of knowledge that makes a difference for the quality of the environment and our communities.
This event is free and open to the public, so come join us to learn about how weather, precipitation, and snow-pack affect spruce beetle as well as it’s history and potential movement across the landscape.
Please join the Animas River Community Forum to tour the Falls Creek subdivision to see what they have done to reduce risks from flood and fire.
Please join us to learn more about beetles and their role in our forests with the Southwest’s insect experts! Please RSVP for this event and remember to bring sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle, rain-gear (just in case), and appropriate hiking clothes and shoes.
Mark your Calendars for the combined San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference & Silverton Innovation Expo.
When: September 24-26, 2019
Where: Silverton, CO
Learn more HERE.
Join Mountain Studies Institute and the San Juan National Forest to celebrate National Public Lands Day by planting trees in the Missionary Ridge burn area! REGISTER HERE