Partners

AmatisAmatis Controls supports ACES by providing performance metrics for renewable energy generation. Amatis provides lobby-based kiosk displays and wrote ACES' Energy Schoolhouse curriculum. Amatis Controls manufactures performance monitoring hardware and controls for the renewable energy sector nationwide, as well as home Energy Dashboards for advanced HVAC and mechanical controls. Amatis also engineers commercial, Direct Current, lighting controls.
Pine Creek CookhouseLocated 12 miles above Aspen in the spectacular Castle Creek Valley, Ashcroft offers excellent terrain for all levels of Nordic skiers within 35 kilometers of groomed Nordic trails. At Ashcroft, ACES naturalists lead snowshoe tours in the winter and day hikes in the summer. All tours include a lunch, provided by the Pine Creek Cookhouse.
Aspen Global Change Institute AGSIACES' For the Forest Program is currently working with AGCI to create a Forest Health Index. AGCI is supporting this effort by facilitating the scientific input, including both existing and new metrics, for the bioclimatic monitoring that will form a key component of the Index. AGCI is also assisting in a variety of other ways, such as advising on the components of the FHI, providing an interface with the scientific community in the development and review of the FHI, grant proposal writing, etc.
Aspen School DistrictACES and Aspen School District partner to provide award-winning environmental science education to all 540 Kindergarten through 4th grade AES students. This partnership began in 1975 and has expanded over the decades. Over the years, more than 3000 students in Aspen School District have benefited from this environmental education partnership.
Aspen Snowmass Ski CompanyACES has been in partnership with the Aspen Skiing Company since the summer of 1987. This partnership allows ACES naturalists and educators to conduct valuable environmental programs on three of the Aspen Skiing Company mountains. Since the winter of 1995, the Fresh Tracks Nature Tours program has been sponsored and supported by the Aspen Skiing Company, the United States Forest Service and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. This partnership has been crucial to ACES' growth and ability to perform adequate public outreach.
Aspen Valley Land Trust AVLT Aspen Valley Land Trust is a not-for-profit organization. It is the oldest land trust in Colorado, and has been serving the Roaring Fork Valley for over thirty years. The Trust manages 165 donated conservation easements, encompassing over 37,000 acres in the greater Roaring Fork Valley.
Basalt Elementary SchoolIn 2012, ACES and Basalt Elementary School partnered to provide a full-time environmental science education program to all 670 Kindergarten through 4th grade BES students. ACES helps the school meet state science standards and this program is critical to ACES' growth in the midvalley. This program builds upon ACES' more than a decade of environmental science programming at Basalt Elementary School.
The City of AspenACES' For the Forest Program has worked with the City of Aspen since 2009 on restoration projects on their Smuggler Mountain Open Space property (co-managed by Pitkin County), including mountain pine beetle treatment and monitoring and restoration projects in gambel oak, lodgepole pine, and aspen forest communities. They are also a crucial planning partner in the Hunter Creek - Smuggler Mountain Cooperative Plan, a comprehensive long term management plan for the 4,681 acres of Forest Service land in Aspen's wildland urban interface.
Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife Colorado Parks & Wildlife has sponsored ACES' Bring Back the Natives program since 1994. CDOW has also provided opportunities for ACES to develop specific exhibits and signs, including the trout diorama located in the Hallam Lake nature center.
Pitkin County Open Space and TrailsACES' For the Forest Program has worked with Pitkin County Open Space and Trails since 2009 on restoration projects on their Smuggler Mountain Open Space property (co-managed by the City of Aspen), including mountain pine beetle treatment and monitoring and restoration projects in gambel oak, lodgepole pine, and aspen forest communities. They are also a crucial planning partner in the Hunter Creek - Smuggler Mountain Cooperative Plan, a comprehensive long term management plan for the 4,681 acres of Forest Service land in Aspen's wildland urban interface.
Snowmass ColoradoSince 1992, the Snowmass Resort Association has sponsored ACES' programs at Snowmass including the Snowmass Naturalist Walks, the Snowmass Mountain Walks, and the Summer Wild Things at Snowmass. The financial assistance provided by the SRA allows for these activities to be offered free to the public.
US Forest ServiceACES' partnership with the United States Forest Service is centered primarily around work at the Maroon Bells. ACES interns wear USFS uniforms and conduct hourly nature walks at the Maroon Bells every day throughout the summer. With USFS support, these tours are offered free to the public. ACES partnership with the USFS has greatly contributed to the knowledge, credibility and resources of the ACES staff. The USFS is a partner in the Fresh Tracks Nature Tours program.