Canadian Mountain Assessment
The Canadian Mountain Assessment (CMA) provides a first-of-its-kind look at what we know, do not know, and need to know about mountain systems in Canada. The multi-chapter assessment report is based on insights from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit knowledges of mountains, as well as findings from an extensive assessment of pertinent academic literature. The CMA’s inclusive knowledge co-creation approach aims to bring these multiple forms of evidence together in ways that enhance our collective understanding of mountains in Canada, while also respecting and maintaining the integrity of different knowledge systems. This transdisciplinary initiative is catalyzing a community of practice related to mountains in Canada and is expected to set the mountain research agenda for Canada for the coming decade.
CMA Report Released!
The Canadian Mountain Assessment: Walking Together to Enhance Understanding of Mountains in Canada by Graham McDowell, Madison Stevens, Shawn Marshall, et al. November 2023.
The CMA report includes the following chapters:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Mountain Environments
Chapter 3: Mountains as Homelands
Chapter 4: Gifts of the Mountains
Chapter 5: Mountains Under Pressure
Chapter 6: Desirable Mountain Futures