James H. Smith North Star Open Space
Management Plan Details
The acquisition of the 70+ acre James H. Smith North Star Open Space (“the Property”) is a highly significant conservation achievement for the upper valley. The Property links Pitkin County’s 174 acre North Star Nature Preserve with the 65 acre Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) parcel. Together, these conserved properties comprise a 309 acre expanse of preserved open space containing significant wetland and riparian ecological communities and wildlife habitat, only minutes from downtown Aspen.