Naturalist Nights

Naturalist Nights lecture series is presented as a partnership with Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Audubon and features experts in their field who share topics of the natural world through slide shows and discussion. Below you'll find videos from the 2015 Naturalist Night season, through the current season. Click here to watch Naturalist Nights presentations from previous years on ACES YouTube channel. Thanks to our community sponsors for making it possible to film Naturalist Nights presentations. 

The Future of Wildness
January 3, 2018
John Hausdoerffer, Ph.D.

Small Mountain Owls
March 7, 2017
Scott Rashid

Cutthroat Trout: Conservation through Uncertainty
March 2, 2017
Kendall Bakich

Public Response to Fire Management: Conventional Wisdom vs. Reality
February 22, 2017
Sarah McCaffrey, Ph.D.

Energy Development Impacts on Wildlife: Lessons Learned for the Next Energy Boom
Febrauary 15, 2017
George Wittemyer

Balancing Outdoor Recreation with Wildlife Conservation on Public Lands
February 8, 2017
Sarah Thomas, Ph.D. & Sarah Reed, Ph.D.

The Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas Project
February 2, 2017
Lynn Wickersham

Warmer-But to What End? The Past, Present & Future Climates of the Roaring Fork Valley
January 25, 2017
Jeff Lukas

Welcome to Subirdia
January 19, 2017
John Marzluff, Ph.D.

Beyond Mastadons & Mammoths: Engineering for the Environment
January 12, 2017
Stephanie Lukowski

Mimicking Nature: Engineering for the Environment
January 5, 2017
April Long

From Cottonwoods to Cut Banks: Is River Restoration Working in the Desert Southwest?
March 2, 2016
Shannon Hatch

Good Fire, Bad Fire and the State of Our Landscapes and Communities Without Fire
March 9, 2016
Jim Genung

Do Spruce Beetles Make Forest Fires More Severe? Field Evidence from the San Juan Mountains, CO
February 18, 2016
Robbie Andrus

The Biggest Global Change You've Never Heard of: How Nitrogen is Affecting Colorado's High Country
February 10, 2016
Dr. Jill Baron, Ph.D

Neonicitinoid Pesticides & Their Impact on Honeybees & Other Pollinators
February 4, 2016
Ed Colby

The Hungry Bird: What Birds Eat
January 27, 2016
David Leatherman 

The Red Fox: Natural History & Winter Ecology
January 20, 2016
Pat Magee

The Challenges of Advocating for Mountain Lion Conservation
January 14, 2016
Wendy Keefover

Should Wolves be Restored to Colorado?
January 7, 2016
Delia Malone

March 12, 2015
A Fire History of the Hunter Creek Valley
Jason Sibold

February 25, 2015
Lessons in Protecting Wildlands from Oil & Gas Development
Peter Aengst

February 18, 2015
Wilderness Pecha Kucha
Slide show & performances by local artists & Wilderness seekers

February 4, 2015
Wilderness in Peril: Overuse in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness
Karen Schroyer

January 29, 2015
Adapting to Extremes: Life in Alaska's Arctic
Andre Wille

January 22, 2015
Capturing Glacial Change Through 3D Time-lapse Photography on the Helheim Glacier, Greenland
Adam LeWinter, Ph.D.

January 15, 2015
Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo: Colorado's Newest Threatened Spieces
Jason Beason

January 8, 2015
How Bears Make a Living off Salmon in Kodiak, Alaska
Will Deacy

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