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.
Join us for lunch, a guest speaker, networking and planning.
Join us to learn about forest health, current conditions, and the future of our forests.
Join us for a panel discussion about current forest conditions from the managers that address them.
Local managers will delve into collaborative management strategies, shifting forest ecology, and economic opportunities to improve future forests.
Join us on May 2-4 in Creede for the 8th annual San Juan Mining and Reclamation Conference