Full Circle 2022

The Community Snow Observations (CSO) project relies on a community…it’s in the name. Our community is made up of outdoor enthusiasts and snow professionals. Those involved are motivated by a love for snow, science, or both. When you’re out in the backcountry and look around, really look around, what and who do you see? Is…

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In the Field with Mountain Studies Institute!

At CSO, we get to develop partnerships with all kinds of interesting and inspiring organizations working to improve snow science and our understanding of mountain environments. The Mountain Studies Institute, in Silverton, CO, does an amazing job of advancing this understanding in western Colorado.

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Stories in the Snow

closeup of snow crystals

Stories in the Snow is a citizen science program led by the Desert Research Institute that involves students and community members in taking pictures of freshly-fallen snow crystals.

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Stream Tracker Citizen Science Project

digging a hole in the snow

Stream Tracker, like Community Snow Obs, is a community monitoring network. However, instead of snow depths, project members focus their observations on intermittent streams—streams that do not always have flowing water.

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