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Mountain Environments: Canadian Mountain Assessment

McDowell, G., Stevens, M., Marshall, S., Higgs, E., Jacob, A., Johnson, G. M. J., ...Kraus, D..... & Lancaster, S.


Abstract

The Canadian Mountain Assessment is a groundbreaking work of knowledge co-creation that showcases the diversity and significance of mountain areas in Canada, clarifies challenges and opportunities facing mountain systems, and will inform and inspire future mountain-focused research, policy, and action.

The Canadian Mountain Assessment provides a first-of-its-kind look at what we know, do not know, and need to know about mountain systems in Canada. The assessment 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. Its inclusive knowledge co-creation approach brings 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.

Recommended citation

McDowell, G., Stevens, M., Marshall, S., Higgs, E., Jacob, A., Johnson, G. M. J., ...Kraus, D..... & Lancaster, S. (2023). Mountain Environments: Canadian Mountain Assessment. In (Eds.), Canadian Mountain Assessment: Walking Together to Enhance Understanding of Mountains in Canada. University of Calgary Press. https://press.ucalgary.ca/books/9781773855097

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