Welcome to Mountain Studies Institute


Connecting for Conservation

For information on the results of the conference: Please Click HERE

Upcoming Events

August 1-2:  Dr. Chris Ray A Pika in My Pocket: a research presentation and PikaNet training for research citizen scientists. August 1, 5:30 pm, presentation followed by training, at San Juan Public Lands Center. August 2, 9 a.m., PikaNet Field Training, Silverton. Click here for more details.

August 3rd:once upon a forest poster

Join Us on Sunday evening for the showing of the acclaimed film Once Upon a Forest at the Smiley Building in Durango, CO, 7pm. Click Here for details and tickets.

The Mountain Studies Institute is an independent not-for-profit mountain research and education center established in 2002 in Silverton, CO. 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.

Please note that our website is under construction. This site is a temporary placeholder until our new site is online.  If you have any questions regarding resources that were available on our previous site, please email info@mountainstudies.org for more information.