Feral Horses in the Western USA: Politics, Controversy, and Science

"Feral Horses in the Western USA: Politics, Controversy, and Science"
Kate Schoenecker, Ph.D., U.S. Geological Survey

Dr. Schoenecker will present a history of how horses came to the Americas, changing values and attitudes toward animals, and evolution of the wild horse controversy across the West. She will present research from multiple ongoing USGS studies, as well as an update on some emerging solutions.

Can't make it to Hallam Lake on Thursday? You can also catch this presentation on Wednesday at 6PM at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. 

What is Naturalist Nights?

Each winter, together with Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Audubon, ACES invites regional experts to explore and share topics of the natural world through slideshows and discussion.

From January to March, this popular series takes place in Aspen at Hallam Lake every Thursday evening at 6PM, and every Wednesday at 6PM in Carbondale at the Third Street Center, providing an educational activity for visitors and locals alike. Tea, donated by Two Leaves Tea Company, and cookies donated by Paradise Bakery, Village Smithy, or Bonfire Coffee are offered. 

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