Who is responsible for your watershed? You are. Your community needs you to take ownership and lead. Through Alpine of the Americas Project, you can help document the changes in your watershed and begin the conversation of how your community can be proactive about its changing water distribution.
Begin a Project in your own watershed We can’t do it all. In fact, we’d rather people get engaged in their own watershed. Coastal alpine regions throughout the Americas are changing, affecting their dependent communities in different ways. Do you want to document climate change in your own greater backyard? Contact us and we can help you begin to contribute to Alpine of the Americas Project. We would love to continue this project in Peru, Mexico’s volcanoes, the Cascades and the coast range of British Columbia, and Alaska.
Go repeat historic photos! On your own, you can use this website to find locations in the High Sierra and Andes to repeat photos. If enough people go out and repeat even one photo, it will significantly increase our ability to see what is going on with our alpine environments. We will post our photos in Sierra Nevada section. Your observations can be emailed to us and shared with climate scientists.
(WARNING: Mountains are dangerous and at times unpredictable. Prevention and precaution are invaluable assets. You are responsible for your own decisions.)
Are you a climate scientist? Are you looking for ways to collect data in remote alpine areas in the Americas? Could you use observations that are simple and repeatable? Contact us, we’re eager to hear your perspective and learn more about ways we can connect citizens to useful and engaging research.
Send Us Your Useful Photographs There is a wealth of glacier photographs scattered in boxes and buried data. Do you have any photos of the Sierra Nevada or Patagonian glaciers over 50 years old? Specifically, we are looking for more photographs of the Palisades Basin. Perhaps due to the Palisades Glacier’s remoteness, we found no historic photos of the California’s largest glacier in the USGS Photo Archive. If you or somebody you know has historic photos of the Palisade Glacier or any of the glaciers in the region, PLEASE contact us.
Support our future! Do you believe in our mission? We do. Our work is incredibly rewarding, but it still involves hours of bus rides, sleeping along the roadside to reduce costs, bushwhacking, bugs, and questionable food. In short, its not a vacation, it is a passion and it is difficult work. Our first two trips have been generously supported through the Matthew Baxter III and the Bishop-Marcus Awards from NatureBridge. However, to succeed in our obtaining the last few dozen photos in the Patagonian Andes we will need to cover our expenses to get to these remote areas. Please donate now. We will keep an updated list of specific expenses we need to follow in the footsteps of history.
Give us feedback! As a collaborative crowd-sourced project, we need your input to be successful!