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Tune In! Bird Songs & Behaviors Species List | June 30 & July 1, 2016

Thursday & Friday, June 30 &* July 1, 2016, 9AM - 4PM
Location: Hallam Lake, North Star Nature Preserve, Independence Pass & Rock Bottom Ranch


Native Flows and the Functions of North Star Nature Preserve

Over the past two weeks temperatures rose, snow in the high country melted, and creeks and rivers hit their high mark for the year in the Upper Roaring Fork Valley. 

We have been very interested in how the shutting down of the Twin Lakes diversion affected Roaring Fork River (RFR) flows into North Star Nature Preserve and Aspen. For more about on the Twin Lakes diversion check out this article from Aspen Journalism.


Morning Birding at Rock Bottom Ranch Species List | June 14, 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 6AM - 9AM
Weather: sunny
Location: Rock Bottom Ranch


Morning Birding Species List | June 7, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6AM - 9AM
Weather: mostly sunny
Location: Hallam Lake


North Star Birding: Rails & Snipes | May 26, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016, 6:30AM - 8:30AM
Weather: sunny, clear
Location: North Star


Morning Birding Species List | May 17, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: partly cloudy, cool.
Location: Hallam Lake, the Library, and Woody Creek

 


Hunter Creek Prescribed Fire: A Victory for Collaborative Restoration

On May 14th, 2016, following an extensive planning and monitoring process, a suitable spring burn window presented itself for the USFS White River National Forest and Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit to conduct a prescribed fire on the south-facing slopes in the Hunter Creek Valley.


Morning Birding Species List | May 3, 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:30AM - 9:30AM
Weather: sunny, cold.
Location: Hallam Lake


Anatomy of a Prescribed Fire: Avalanche Creek - Filoha Meadows

On April 4th, 2016, the White River National Forest, in partnership with Pitkin County OST, CO Parks & Wildlife, and Carbondale Fire, conducted a 500-acre prescribed fire on the slopes above Avalanche Creek Campground and Filoha Meadows. The burn targeted shrub, pinyon-juniper, aspen, and grassy vegetation in areas that provide critical habitat for bighorn sheep and other native wildlife. Following an extensive planning and monitoring process, a suitable burn window presented itself this spring.


Interview with Jayni Chase in Honor of Earth Day

On April 22nd, 1970, the United States celebrated its first Earth Day. This year marks the 46th Anniversary of Earth Day, and ACES is celebrating by designating April as Earth Day month at the Hallam Lake Visitor’s Center and Nature Preserve.