6-7:30 p.m., free admission, refreshments served
Wednesday, July 19
Wildlife: The Real Long Time Locals
Craig Grother, Wildlife Biologist, USFS, discusses the state of populations of rare/imperiled and landscape species in San Miguel watershed.
Dr. Tanya Shenk, Wildlife Biologist, CDOW, discusses lynx reintroduction in the San Juans.
Wednesday, July 26
Vegetation: Forests, Meadows, River Banks and Deserts:
Dr. Dave Merritt, Riparian Plant Ecologist, USFS, discusses riparian vegetation of the San Miguel watershed, river processes and the health of native riparian communities.
Yvette Henson, landscape horticulturalist, CSU extension agent, discusses upland vegetation and invasive plants in the San Miguel watershed.
Wednesday, August 2
Beneath Our Feet: State of the Soils
Ben Williams, program director, Wilkinson Public Library, gives an introduction to soils.
Jim Boyd, resource conservationist, USDA-NRCS, discusses soil types in the San Miguel Watershed and potential threats to soils in this region.
Wednesday, August 9
Drought and Dust? Everyone's Talking About the Weather.
Dan Richardson, global warming project manager for the City of Aspen, discusses climate change, how it is likely to affect the Rocky Mountain West, and what can be done about it.
Dr. Koren Nydick, ecologist and director of research and education at the Mountain Studies Institute, discusses the effects of atmospheric deposition in the San Juans.
Wednesday, August 16
Watery Paths and Watery Creatures
Chester Anderson, stream ecologist and environmental consultant, discusses the status of aquatic macroinvertebrates in the San Miguel watershed, their role in aquatic ecosystems and as indicators of ecosystem health.
Water Quality in the San Miguel Watershed
Presented by the Telluride Institute, the San Miguel Watershed Coalition, and The Nature Conservancy. University Credit is available for these talks through the University Centers of the San Miguel. Contact UCSM Director Sarah Silver at 369-5255 or email email@example.com for registration information. Contact the Telluride Institute at 728-8312 for more information or to reserve seating in advance.