Climate Action

Mountain Science Operating with Society 

Mountain Sentinels

Impact Evaluation


Mountain Sentinels serves as the backbone organization for the Mountain Science Operating with Society (MtnSOS) Alliance. MtnSOS is a global network of networks funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under an Accelerating Research through International Network-to-Network Collaborations (AccelNet) award. The intention of the Mtn SOS Alliance is to center local and indigenous knowledge, practices, and needs to guide goals and activities.

All evaluation efforts are grounded in the Indigenous Evaluation Framework which centers the evaluation in Indigenous wisdom, knowledge, strength, and power. We engage with MtnSOS network members to ensure that the evaluation is responsive, flexible, meaningful, and provides opportunity for learning.

Evaluation Approach

The Collective Impact Framework is used to identify performance indicators and examine the progress of the alliance. We engage in 

  • Embedded evaluation
  • Observations
  • Interviews
  • Reflections and story telling
  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Document review


September 1, 2022 – June 30, 2027


Population served by our client: Mountain Communities across six continents



National Science Foundation