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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.

Getting Into the Garden

Posted in Bulletin Board

With Spring around the corner, gardeners are dusting off their gloves and shovels and prepping for the growing season. In honor of this time of preparation, ACES is celebrating gardening this month at the Hallam Lake Visitor's Center and Nature Preserve.

RBR News | May 5, 2016

Posted in Ranch Report

Around the Ranch
As you may have heard, ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch is the first farm in Colorado to achieve Certified Wildlife Friendly® status! This certification is awarded to farms that prioritize habitat conservation alongside agricultural production.  

Little Ranchers Take Back the Ranch

Posted in Kids' Corner

Spring is in full swing at ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch, as we’re busily preparing the soil, starting seedlings, and caring for all the newest farm animals who call the Ranch home. In the past few weeks, we’ve welcomed new piglets, lambs, chicks, and rabbit kits, with more on the way!  Spring at the Ranch also brings our Little Ranchers parent and child class with the youngest members of the ACES community.

Morning Birding Species List | May 3, 2016

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

RBR News | April 29, 2016

Posted in Ranch Report

Around the Ranch
The team at ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch has been working extra hard during the last few weeks to get the Ranch ready for summer. There are a few large projects in the works that will improve guest experience as well as efficiency for our agricultural production.

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.

Morning Birding Species List | April 5, 2016

Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7:30AM - 10:03AM
Weather: changeable, partly clear
Location: Hallam Lake

Species Identified

Canada Goose
Green-winged Teal
Pied-billed Grebe
Great blue Heron
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Black-billed Magpie