ACES http://aspenpublicradio.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 4 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aces-part-4 <p>Sustainable Agriculture - it's one of the new frontiers ACES, or Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, is taking on. Rock Bottom Ranch is one of the properties ACES manages - of the 113 acres, 40 acres are in agriculture production, the rest is kept as wildlands. Jason Smith is the Director of Rock Bottom Ranch and shares the summer programs, kids camps, vegetable gardens, livestock, and restoration projects happening at the ranch. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 19198 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 4 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 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aces-part-2 <p></p><p>The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) has been an advocate for environmental education for over 45 years. Arin Trook is the Education Director, and is in charge of the in-school ACES programs in schools between between Aspen and Rifle. Trook explains the importance of environmental education and his &nbsp;goals for future expansion. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 19196 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 2 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 1 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aces-part-1 <p></p><p>Chris Lane, the CEO of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), shares the history, mission, sites, and summer programs of the non-profit organization. ACES manages 500 acres of land - some of which is located at Hallam Lake in Aspen, Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt, Spring Creek up the Frying Pan, and the Catto Center at Toklat, located at the ghostown of&nbsp;Ashcroft. There are multiple kids camps, adult workshops, and tours going on everyday, making summer at ACES anything but boring.&nbsp;</p><p>Learn more about ACES and ACES summer programs on visit their website:<a href="http://www.aspennature.org/"> www.aspennature.org</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 19195 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: ACES, Part 1 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"