State of the Forest Report http://aspenpublicradio.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aces-part-3 <p>Jamie Cundiff is the Forest Programs Director at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES). In 2012, For the Forest merged with ACES to create a powerful voice for more than just the trees of the Roaring Fork Valley, but also for those in Colorado and the West. Cundiff explains the actions ACES is taking to ensure the health of the forests in the valley, as well as large-scale projects designed to predict the future of forests and tree species based on different carbon out-puts in the coming decades. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 19197 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 3 Report: Local Spruce Beetle Outbreak A "Significant Concern" http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/report-local-spruce-beetle-outbreak-significant-concern <p></p><p>Colorado’s Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic is subsiding but a new threat is on the rise. The Spruce beetle has killed large swaths of forests in Colorado’s southwest and a <a href="http://www.aspennature.org/blog/aces-releases-inaugural-state-forest-report">new report</a> shows the Roaring Fork watershed is at risk. Drought and climate change are weakening trees, giving this native beetle a larger area to attack. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke with Jamie Cundiff. She’s the Forest Programs Director for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16856 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Report: Local Spruce Beetle Outbreak A "Significant Concern"