View from Marmot Mountain, James Tricker, Mountain Legacy Project, 2022

By Sarah Jacobs, November 4th 2023

We are pleased to announce the release of the Canadian Mountain Assessment (CMA). Bringing together insights from First Nations, Métis and Inuit knowledge keepers, as well as findings from an extensive review of pertinent academic literature, the CMA provides a formal assessment of what we know, do not know, and need to know about mountain systems in Canada. It is the outcome of over three years of work and includes contributions from more than 80 Indigenous and non-Indigenous individuals.

This in-depth and wide-ranging book is the first of its kind in Canada and is sure to be a valuable resource for anyone interested in our mountain landscapes. Hats off to the project lead, Dr. Graham McDowell, for diligently coordinating this impressive undertaking and to the Canadian Mountain Network for supporting such important work. Readers may be particularly interested in checking out a chapter co-authored by the Mountain Legacy Project’s own Dr. Eric Higgs and the University of Alberta graduate student, Keara Lightning.

The book launch is being celebrated this evening at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. For information about the event, please visit this link. And if you are interested in getting a copy of the book, please visit here!


Wonder Peak No.1, Mountain Legacy Project, 2010