Sustainability: Stewardship at CMH
In 2004 we declared a bold vision -- to be the leading sustainable tourism company in North America.
If you have any questions about our initiatives, please contact our Director of Sustainability, Dave Butler at 1-250-426-3599 or by email. A professional biologist and forester, as well as our resident sustainability guru, Dave is always happy to provide more detail about our operations.
Sustainability at CMH
With almost 50 years of experience, we understand and appreciate how privileged we are to operate in the remote mountain locations that we call home. We also recognize that we have a responsibility to care for these special places. This is not a fleeting trend. Our founder, Hans Gmoser, was a committed environmentalist and community leader long before the green revolution. He instilled the sense of stewardship that runs through the company today -- an important value for both our new and more experienced employees.
We are proud of our many accomplishments, but there is so much more that we can do.
Our Vision for Sustainability
Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) will be the leading sustainable tourism operator in North America.
- Be responsible stewards of the environments and communities in which we live, work, and play.
- Strive to improve environmental performance in all of our operations.
- Be a leader in sustainability in our professional organizations and the broader tourism sector.
- Educate staff, guests, and suppliers about our sustainability goals and initiatives, and encourage personal action.
- Operate in a manner that is compliant with all government laws and regulations.
- Support research and education programs to improve our sustainability practices.
- Contribute to the economic and social well-being of our local communities.
- Deliver strong financial results to ensure a sustainable future for our company.
Environmental Studies & Publications
- Trampling Study (July 2006) (283kb)
- The CMH Applying Backcountry Landscape Evaluations (ABLE) Project (June 2005) (5.1MB)
- CMH Wildlife Operating Procedures (UPDATED - November 2007) (93kb)
- Wildlife Management at Canadian Mountain Holidays (November 2004) (37kb)
- Cumulative Effects of Habitat Change and Backcountry Recreation on Mountain Caribou in the Central Selkirk Mountains (March 2003) (734kb)
- Mountain Goat Monitoring in Canadian Mountain Holidays' Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo summer operating areas, Kootenay region, BC (September 2008) (276kb)
- Mountain Goat Monitoring in Canadian Mountain Holiday's Bobbie Burns summer operating area, East Kootenay, (September 2003) (231kb)
- Mountain Goat Monitoring in Canadian Mountain Holiday's Bobbie Burns and Bugaboos summer operating area, East Kootenay, (September 2002) (463kb)
Canadian Mountain Holidays launched the first Sustainability Report in 2004 as a way of sharing successes and challenges and to increase accountability to staff, guests and other stakeholders. The report was updated with Volume 2 In 2007. Volume 3 was released in January 2010.
2010 Sustainability Reports:
- Moving Towards Sustainability Vol. III (2010) - Overview (650kb)
- Moving Towards Sustainability Vol. III (2010) - Complete (840kb)
2007 Sustainability Reports:
- Moving Towards Sustainability Vol. II (2007) - Overview (448kb)
- Moving Towards Sustainability Vol. II (2007) - Complete (2MB)
- Our Vision for Sustainability
- Second Nature at CMH
- Protecting Wildlife, Forests and Plant Communities
- Conserving Energy, Managing Fuel and Reducing Waste
- Contributing to Communities
- Creating a CMH Culture of Stewardship
- Moving Forward: Future Sustainability Goals