Mountain Legacy Project
The Mountain Legacy Project utilizes archival research, repeat photography, and scientific, historical, and cultural analyses of repeated historical survey photographs to assess landscape change in the Canadian Rocky Mountains over the last century. Utilizing over 120,000 images taken by land surveyors from 1861 - 1953, our researchers seek to re-photograph these images and make the resulting image pairs available for further investigation. Our work engages university researchers, managers, practitioners and local communities in understanding the how and why ecosystems, landscapes, human communities change over time. Based in the School of Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria, the Mountain Legacy Project is a consortium of many stakeholders in academia, government, non-governmental organizations, and the general public.