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Naturalist Nights 2016

Thank you to our sponsors who made it possible for us to record our 2016 presentations:  Aspen Skiing Company, The Gant, Land + Shelter, Reese Henry, Inc, WJM Design,  The Big Wrap, Colorado Dough, Ken Ransford, P.C., Pyramid Bistro, Tyrolean Lodge, Ute Mountaineer, Aria’s Loft, Euclid House, GrassRoots, Two Leaves and a Bud

Good-fire-bad-fireMar. 9, 2016 – Good Fire, Bad Fire, and the State of our Landscapes and Communities Without Fire
Jim Genung, Prescribed Fire and Fuels Specialist, White River National Forest

Restoration-in-SWMar. 2, 2016 – From Cottonwoods to Cut Banks: Is River Restoration Working in the Desert Southwest?
Shannon Hatch, Restoration Coordinator, Tamarisk Coalition

Gold-King-SpillFeb. 24, 2016 – The Gold King Spill:  Impacts on the Animas River
Marcie Demmy Bidwell, Executive Director, Mountain Studies Institute

Spruce-beetles-forest-fireFeb. 18, 2016 – Do Spruce Beetles Make Forest Fires More Severe? Field Evidence from the San Juan Mountains, CO
Robbie Andrus, Ph.D. student, Biogeography Lab at University of Colorado Bouldery

Nitrogen-high-countryFeb. 11, 2016 – The Biggest Global Change You’ve Never Heard of: How Nitrogen is Affecting Colorado’s High Country
Jill Baron, Ph.D., Research Ecologist, USGS, and Senior Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University

Honeybees-Neonicitinoids-video-thumbFeb. 4, 2016 – Neonicitinoid Pesticides and Their Impact on Honeybees and Other Pollinators
Ed Colby, Beekeeper and Aspen Mountain Ski Patrol

Hungry-Bird-video-thumbJan. 27, 2016 – The Hungry Bird:  What Birds Eat
David Leatherman, Author and Former Entomologist at Colorado State Forest Service

Red-Fox-video-thumbJan. 20, 2016 – The Red Fox: Natural History and Winter Ecology
Patrick Magee, Ph.D., Director, Thornton Biology Research Program, Western State Colorado University

Mtn-Lion-video-thumbJan. 14, 2016 – The Challenges of Advocating for Mountain Lion Conservation
Wendy Keefover, Native Carnivore Protection Manger, The Humane Society of the United States

Wolf-video-thumbJan. 7, 2016 – Should Wolves Be Restored to Colorado?
Delia Malone, Wildlife Team Chairperson, Sierra Club, Rocky Mountain Chapter
Naturalist Nights 2015
Fire-HistoryMar. 11, 2015 – Fire in the Hunter Creek Valley
Jason Sibold, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Geography, Colorado State University

Lessons-in-wildlandsFeb. 26, 2015 – Lessons in Protecting Wildlands from Oil and Gas Development
Peter Aengst, Senior Director Northern Rockies Region, The Wilderness Society

Wilderness-Pecha-KuchaFeb. 18, 2015 – Wilderness Pecha Kucha
Slide show and performances by local artists and wilderness seekers

Wilderness-in-PerilFeb. 4, 2015 – Wilderness in Peril: Overuse in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness
Karen Schroyer, Aspen-Sopris District Ranger, White River National Forest

Adapting-to-Extremes-AlaskaJan. 29, 2015 – Adapting to Extremes: Life in Alaska’s Arctic
Andre Wille, Teacher, PolarTREC and Aspen High School

Capturing glacial changeJan. 22, 2015 – Capturing Glacial Change Through 3-Dimensional Time-Lapse Photography on the Helheim Glacier, Greenland
Adam LeWinter, PhD., Research Physical Scientist, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

Western Yellow-billed CuckooJan. 15, 2015 – Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo: Colorado’s Newest Threatened Species
Jason Beason, Special Monitoring Projects Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

Bears in AlaskaJan. 8, 2015 – How Bears Make a Living Off Salmon in Kodiak, Alaska
Will Deacy, Graduate Student, University of Montana

Naturalist Nights 2014

mastadonMar. 12, 2014 – Forests During the Time of the Mastodons
Dane Miller, Team Leader, Ziegler Reservoir Dig

Wilderness-Act-in-an-Era-of-Global-ChangeFeb. 26, 2014 – The Wilderness Act in an Era of Global Change
Greg Aplet, PhD., The Wilderness Society

Pecha-Kucha-for-Thompson-DivideFeb. 19, 2014 – Pecha Kucha for the Thompson Divide
Pecha Kucha Troop, Local supporters for the Thompson Divide

Alpine-treeline-laser-mappingFeb. 13, 2014 – Response of the Alpine Treeline to Climate Change on Pikes Peak
Miroslav Kummel, Colorado College
NOTE: Due to technical difficulties the first 20 minutes of the presentation was not recorded.

Laser-Mapping-of-Mountain-SnowpacksFeb. 6, 2014 – Laser Mapping of Mountain Snowpacks: The NASA Airborne Snow ObservatoryJeff Deems, Ph.D., University of Colorado

Songbirds as Indicators of Healthy Riparian EcosystemsJan. 30, 2014 – Songbirds as Indicators of Healthy Riparian Ecosystems
Dee Malone, local ecologist

Moose-RF-valleyJan. 16, 2014 – Moose in the Roaring Fork Valley

Stephanie Duckett, Coloardo Parks and Wildlife

Antartic Birds and AnimalsJan. 8, 2014 – Wildlife at the End of the Earth: Antartic Birds and Animals

Dick Filby, International Birder


Naturalist Nights 2013

Northern GoshawksMar. 21, 2013 – Northern Goshawks in the American West

Jenny Berven, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory

Mar. 14, 2013 – Can Colorado Contribute to Wolverine Conservation in the Face of Climate Change?

Eric Odell, Colorado Parks and Wildlife

Mar. 7 , 2013 – What’s in the air? Air quality in the White River National Forest

Andrea Holland Sears, White River National Forest

Drill Rigs on our Doorstep by Peter HartFeb. 14, 2013 – Drill Rigs on our Doorstep

Peter Hart, Wilderness Workshop

Jan. 31, 2013 – Reintroduction for Conservation: Experiences from Colorado’s Lynx Reintroduction

Tanya Shenk, PhD., National Park Service

Jan. 10, 2013 – The Journey of Cutthroat Trout in Colorado

Jessica Metcalf, PhD

Naturalist Nights 2012


Apr. 4, 2012 – The American Dipper as an Indicator of River Health

Dee Malone, ecologist

WildernessMar. 29, 2012 – Pikas and Climate in the American West

Liesl Erb, ecologist and PhD candidate

WildernessMar. 21, 2012 – Climate Change and Our Future in the Rocky Mountains

Ian Billick PhD, director of Rocky Mountain Biological Lab

WildernessMar. 15, 2012 – Forest Restoration for Resilient Forests

Tony Cheng, director of the Colorado Forest Restoration Institute

WildernessMar. 2, 2012 – Beetles, Dust, and Climate: Changing Hydrology in the Colorado River Headwaters

Jeff Deems, hydrologist and snow scientist

WildernessFeb. 22, 2012 – War on the West

Eric Molvar, author and director of the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance

WildernessFeb. 16, 2012 – The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict

Pete McBride, author and photographer

WildernessFeb. 9, 2012 – Black Swifts: The “Coolest” Bird

Kim Potter, USFS Scientist

WildernessJan. 19, 2012 – The Meaning of Wilderness and the Rights of Nature

Rod Nash Ph.D., environmental historian and author of Wilderness and the American Mind

BeaversJan. 13, 2012 – Beaver: Nuisance or Opportunity

Sherri Tippie, Colorado licensed live beaver trapper and relocator

Naturalist Nights 2011

MarmotsMarch 17, 2011 – Marmots: The Sound of Fear

Dr. Dan Blumstein, chair Dept. of Ecology and Biology, UCLA and leading marmot expert

BeetlesMarch 2, 2011 – Beetles and Fire and Climate
Change, Oh My

Dr. Dan Tinker, University of Wyoming

RoadlessFeb. 3, 2011 – Roadless: One Man’s Search for America’s Least Known Public Lands

Nelson Guda, author/photographer