Born to be Wild: The Ecological Benefits of Wild & Scenic Rivers

Presentations are Wednesdays at 6pm at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, CO, and Thursdays at 6pm at ACES at Hallam Lake, in Aspen, CO.

About the Presentation

The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 to preserve selected rivers in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Learn how these free-flowing rivers provide essential habitat for aquatic species in a changing world.

About the Speaker

Jennifer Back retired from the National Park Service (NPS) in 2021 after working for 21 years as a Hydrologist in the Water Resources Division. She was responsible for developing policy, legal, and technical strategies to protect water and water-dependent resources of wild and scenic rivers. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys biking, skiing and hiking with her husband.

Learn more about the Naturalist Nights series and upcoming speakers here.

*Registration for Wednesday night’s lecture in Carbondale can be found at

With questions or comments about this program, please contact Phebe Meyers, ACES Community Programs Director, at or call 970.925.5756.

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Born to be Wild: The Ecological Benefits of Wild & Scenic Rivers



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January 25, 2024 from 6–7pm




Carbondale, Hallam Lake