This was a working session led by Josh Benes as a part of the 2022 FEMC Annual Conference. To learn more about the conference, visit: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/cooperative/conference/2022. Alpine ecosystems are islands across the northeastern region and are isolated due to their geography. They are also very important places to study and steward, as they contain species sensitive to the impacts of climate change and are unique ecosystems in the region. Joshua Beneš, with the University of Vermont, will give an overview of some historic and recent initiatives to develop regional alpine monitoring and research networks in the northeast and how these networks could integrate into international programs. Nat Scrimshaw, with the World Trails Network Hub for the Americas, will share plans for developing a regional alpine stewardship center. We will conclude by seeking feedback from participants, both online and in-person, about how to design inclusive, effective, and sustainable mountain science and stewardship networks in the region.