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  • January 31, 2022 2:07 PM | Anonymous

    This website documents the rich history of conservation in the United States. The Conservation History Timeline offers an interactive journey into that important history, beginning in 20,000 B.C. and stretching into the modern era. The Conservation Heroes page pulls highlights from that timeline to present multimedia biographies of several icons of the American conservation movement. The Conservationists in Action page includes YouTube videos of past interviews about Wildlife, Environmental History, Environmental Arts, and Environmental Education.

  • January 13, 2022 1:56 PM | Anonymous


    On Thursday February 2, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. (ET) Author and wildland firefighter Kevin Brown will present “The Devils Hole Pupfish: Survival, Extinction, and Environmental History in the US West” online on the National Conservation Training Center Livestream at https://nctc.fws.gov/broadcasts.

    The Devils Hole pupfish (Cyprinodon diabolis) is an endangered fish species confined to one small habitat east of Death Valley, in southern Nevada. Despite its small range and population size—which has never been more than a few hundred individuals—this species has been a frequent subject of scientific study since the early twentieth century. The Devils Hole pupfish also became one of the first controversial endangered species of the modern environmental era, with “Save the Pupfish” and “Kill the Pupfish” bumper stickers circulating around Nevada in the 1970s. Kevin Brown uses tools from environmental history to examine the pupfish’s past and explore what the species’ recent history can tell us about survival and extinction.

    Kevin C. Brown is the author of Devils Hole Pupfish: The Unexpected Survival of an Endangered Species in the Modern American West (University of Nevada Press, 2021). He earned his PhD in history at Carnegie Mellon University and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Brown first began writing about the Devils Hole pupfish while working as a researcher for the American Society for Environmental History and Death Valley National Park. He currently works as a wildland firefighter in California.

    This talk is as part of NCTC’s Conservation Lecture Series, which is cosponsored by The Friends of the NCTC (http://www.friendsofnctc.org). 

    For more information, please contact Mark Madison (304-876-7276; mark_madison@fws.gov) or visit nctc.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html

  • January 27, 2021 8:12 PM | Anonymous

    The NCTC Conservation Lecture Series

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    Author, naturalist and Clemson University Wildlife Ecology Professor J. Drew Lanham gives an overview of his book, The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature.
    Professor Lanham’s presentation describes a black naturalist’s improbable journey in a largely white field.
    A native of Edgefield, South Carolina, J. Drew Lanham is the author of The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature, which received the Reed Award from the Southern Environmental Law Center and the Southern Book Prize and was a finalist for the John Burroughs Medal. He is a birder, naturalist, and hunter-conservationist who has published essays and poetry in publications including Orion, Audubon, Flycatcher, and Wilderness, and in several anthologies, including The Colors of Nature, State of the Heart, Bartram’s Living Legacy, and Carolina Writers at Home. An Alumni Distinguished Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Master Teacher at Clemson University, he and his family live in the Upstate of South Carolina, a soaring hawk’s downhill glide from the southern Appalachian escarpment that the Cherokee once called the Blue Wall. https://jdlanham.wixsite.com/blackbirder 

  • November 17, 2020 8:05 PM | Anonymous

    The NCTC Conservationists in Action Series

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    Join guests Katie Julian, Ed Britton, John Howe and NCTC host Randy Robinson for a discussion on how webcams have become a new and important tool for wildlife conservation. Partnerships and Friends Groups are key to keeping thirty webcams running on U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service sites nationwide. The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge stretches over 200 river miles and has six webcams that offer many different views of nesting and migrating wildlife. This refuge is a great example of the power of partnerships to enhance public enjoyment and appreciation of wildlife through innovative technology. During the first hour, we’ll meet Katie, Ed, and John as we discuss some of the history and background of their webcam projects. In the second hour, we’ll take a visual tour of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge to learn how friends' groups and partnerships have made wildlife viewing more accessible to all.   
    Katie Julian is Visitor Services Specialist at the La Crosse District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.  https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/flyway-cam
    Ed Britton is Wildlife Refuge Manager for the Savanna District of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. https://stewardsumrr.org/webcams
    John Howe is Executive Director of the Raptor Resource Project and has developed nest cam programs worldwide. https://www.raptorresource.org
     

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