The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) will again be leading regular nature programs at North Star during the 2018 summer. ACES naturalists will be stationed on-site to engage with visitors and provide interpretive education. Additionally, in partnership with Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, ACES will offer the following guided hikes and programs which will provide access to areas of North Star otherwise closed to the public. Programs have limited space and require advance registration with ACES. Offerings include:
- Take a Walk on the Other Side with ACES Director of Naturalist Programs Jim Kravitz and Forest Programs Director Adam McCurdy (July 16, Aug. 24 and Sept. 13)
- North Star Birding with ACES Bird Guide Rebecca Weiss (June 7, June 22, July 26, Aug.13)
- Evening of the Elk with local expert Will Cardamone (Sept. 26, Oct. 2, Oct. 5)
- The Roaring Fork Conservancy will offer guided floats through the Preserve. These floats, using inflatable kayaks, have limited space and require advance registration with RFC. Dates include: June 6, June 7, June 14 and June 19.