Mountain Studies Institute

October 28, 2015--Mountain Studies Institute to interpret EPA Animas River pollution data (Durango Herald)

After the Gold King Mine blowout in August, much public discussion has centered around how to treat ongoing river pollution, but much of the data on heavy metals provided by the Environmental Protection Agency has been difficult to interpret. Through Mountain Studies Institute, the Durango city council is hoping to make all the data collected from the river more understandable. The no


Springs Assessment and Climate Adaptation Workshop (Durango, CO)

07/29/2015 1:00 pm
07/31/2015 12:00 pm

This Springs Assessment and Climate Adaptation Workshop is designed to further participants' understanding of spring ecosystems and to provide a monitoring methodology that can be used to improve spring stewardship by land management agencies, academic researchers, watershed stakeholder groups, educators, or anyone with an interest in spring ecosystems.


Animas Watershed Partnership Joint Meeting (Farmington, NM)

09/04/2014 6:08 pm

A joint meeting of the Animas Watershed Partnership, San Juan Watershed Group, and Mountain Studies Insitute. Featured presentation will be Katya Hafich with the Colorado Water and Energy Research Center.


May 26, 2014--San Juan Mountains Association serving up fun this summer (Durango Herald)

This will be SJMA’s third year offering the Forests to Faucets: My Water Comes from the San Juan Mountains teacher workshop, taking place June 26-27. This workshop is a partnership with Mountain Studies Institute in Silverton and the Water Information Program in Durango.


June 26-27th Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop a Success!

Last year the Water Information Program (WIP) cosponsored with the Mountain Studies Institute and the San Juan Mountains Association a pilot Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Training Workshop in the Durango/Silverton area. It was very successful and well received.


San Juan Bark Beetles and Watersheds Workshop (Durango, CO)

04/09/2013 6:00 pm
04/10/2013 3:30 pm

The Western Water Assessment, Mountain Studies Institute, San Juan Headwaters Forest Health Partnership, and U.S. Forest Service witll be sponsoring a San Juan Bark Beetles and Watersheds Workshop April 10, 2013 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the Durango Public Library. There will also be a community meeting and open house in Pagosa Springs the evening of April 9th.


Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Workshop

The WIP, in conjunction with the Mountain Studies Institute and the San Juan Mountains Association, conducted their first, pilot, Forests-to-Faucets Teacher Workshop June 26-27th.


August 17, 2011--Superfund project looks to reduce toxic flow (Durango Herald)

A potential Superfund project in this old mountain mining town to reduce the amount of toxic metals flowing into the Animas River would focus on only the most glaring examples - four mines that are spewing 700 gallons a minute into an Animas tributary.


June 11, 2010--Money flows to study of Lightner Creek (Durango Herald)

The Southwestern Water Conservation District has contributed $3,600 to help fund the second phase of a study to determine the source of periodic sediment in Lightner Creek. Initial results of the study point to the Perins Canyon watershed and a stormwater retention basin as possible sources.


January 15, 2008--Southwest water supply peaks scientists interest (Cortez Journal)

Southwest Colorado's rivers are far from major universities, and they haven't attracted much attention from scientists. That's changing, though. A graduate student working with the Mountain Studies Institute is putting together an analysis of the Southwest's long-term water supply data: temperature, rainfall, snowfall and streamflows.


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