The 2019 State of the Mountains Report, published today, continues a commitment by the ACC to provide accessible, current, and accurate information about the forces that affect Canadian mountain places, ecosystems, and communities.

In 2011, The Alpine Club of Canada (ACC) published the first State of the Mountains Report, which highlighted the startling impacts of climate change on the alpine environment of Alberta and British Columbia. The 2011 report was motivated by the ACC's commitment to summarize and better communicate an understanding of the environmental and cultural forces affecting these high places.

The 2018 report continued this tradition and was the beginning of an annual State of the Mountains Report, produced by the ACC in collaboration with mountain researchers, community members, and partner organizations. The State of the Mountains Report gives Canadians, and all readers alike, the opportunity to hear the voices of people who have spent countless hours researching our alpine environment. The contributors in the report have, in one way or another, dedicated their lives to the alpine and have offered their first hand experiences, expertise and photographs to tell the stories of how change in Canadian mountain environments is affecting people and ecosystems.

The ACC is committed to providing accessible, current, and accurate information about the forces that affect Canadian mountain places, ecosystems, and communities.



2019 State of the Mountains Report

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2019 State of the Mountains Report

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2019 Rapport sur l'état des montagnes

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Highlights

Foreword by Lael Parrott, Zac Robinson and David Hik

Feature Essays
Wildfires: Causes, Consequences, and Coexistence by Lori Daniels
Living and Breathing Change: A Southern Tutchone Perspective on Climate and Research by Tosh Southwick and Kate Ballegooyen

Knowledge Highlights
The 2019 edition includes essays on People and the Mountains (mountain rescue, tourism sustainability, huts), Life in the Mountains (caribou, mammals, salmon, pine beetles, algae) and Physical Mountains (geology).

2018 State of the Mountains Report

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2018 State of the Mountains Report

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2018 Rapport sur l'état des montagnes

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Highlights

Mountains Matter by Lael Parrott, Zac Robinson and David Hik

Feature Essay
Changing Glaciers, Changing Rivers by Dan H. Shugar & John J. Clague

Knowledge Highlights
The 2018 edition includes essays on People and Mountains (community, mountain culture, ski resorts and avalanches), Physical Mountains (changing landscapes, glaciers and ice core archives) and Life in the Mountains (ungulates, birds, treelines and forests).

2011 State of the Mountains Report



The Alpine Club of Canada 
2011 State of the Mountains Report

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Highlights

The 2011 Report is a study of the impact that climate change is having on the alpine environment in southern Alberta and British Columbia. It is a collection of data, recollections and anecdotes of four scientists, twelve mountaineers and one natural historian.

Highlights include notes on glacial recession, snowpacks, monitoring of glaciers, consequences of climate change on water flow, as well as changes to mountaineering routes.