Video Gallery

The Future of our Public Lands: A Statewide Candidates’ Forum

candidate-forum-fall-2016Sept. 22, 2016 – The Future of our Public Lands: A Statwide Candidates’ Forum
Colorado Wild Public Lands, in partnership with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Roaring Fork Conservancy and Wilderness Workshop

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