Forest Health 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 Mountain Edition - February 27th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-february-27th-2014 <p>For Aspen athletes who competed in the Winter Olympics, their season isn’t over yet. Cross country ski sprinter Simi Hamilton says he has several races left.</p><p>Weeds are growing more abundantly on the White River National Forest as the agency grapples with budget cuts and fewer staff.</p><p>A Colorado Forest Service report shows the state’s forests continue to be hammered by insects and disease, especially at high altitudes.</p><p>Most skiers probably don’t realize Aspen Mountain is full of holes...from a history of mining. We’ll take you on a wintry history tour.</p><p>Finally, a group of “legally blind” skiers takes to the slopes at Snowmass. For these teenagers, the activity is empowering.</p><p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:27:22 +0000 Rob St. Mary & Marci Krivonen 14898 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - February 27th, 2014 Insects Still Threaten Private, Public Forests in Roaring Fork Valley http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/insects-still-threaten-private-public-forests-roaring-fork-valley <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:45:44 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14871 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Insects Still Threaten Private, Public Forests in Roaring Fork Valley Drought Linked to Spruce Beetle Outbreaks in Colorado's Northern Mountains http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/drought-linked-spruce-beetle-outbreaks-colorados-northern-mountains <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Large swathes of spruce forests in the Northern Colorado mountains are dying due to the Spruce Beetle. Now, researchers are linking these massive beetle outbreaks to drought. The beetles&rsquo; impact on forests has the potential to be more devastating in Colorado than the mountain pine beetle. Aspen Public Radio&rsquo;s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with Sarah Hart, the lead author of the study. She says her team went over 300 years of drought data.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 15:55:32 +0000 Marci Krivonen 8729 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Drought Linked to Spruce Beetle Outbreaks in Colorado's Northern Mountains