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Panel To Highlight Climate Change On Western Slope

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy
Aspen Public Radio

A panel discussion Tuesday will address what the changing climate means for recreation, agriculture and local economies.


Emily Struzenberg with Environment Colorado said it’s no surprise that numerous wildfires are burning across the Western Slope.  

“We’re hoping to highlight the connections between these extreme weather events and climate change,” she said.  

Colorado communities are seeing lower snowpack and corresponding drops in stream flows, and there are increasing concerns about drought and wildfire.

The panel will feature Matt Hamilton of Aspen Skiing Company, local farmer Cooper Means, Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron and state senator Kerry Donovan.

The discussion is Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.


Aspen native Elizabeth Stewart-Severy is excited to be making a return to both the Red Brick, where she attended kindergarten, and the field of journalism. She has spent her entire life playing in the mountains and rivers around Aspen, and is thrilled to be reporting about all things environmental in this special place. She attended the University of Colorado with a Boettcher Scholarship, and graduated as the top student from the School of Journalism in 2006. Her lifelong love of hockey lead to a stint working for the Colorado Avalanche, and she still plays in local leagues and coaches the Aspen Junior Hockey U-19 girls.
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