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NCTC: Public Lecture on Facebook LIVE: Suffragist turned Conservationist Rosalie Edge: Hawk of Mercy Monday, June 8 at 7:00pm

  • June 08, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

On Monday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m., author Dyana Furmansky will discuss her book, , online on the National Conservation Training Center Facebook page,

Rosalie Edge, well known for creating the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, challenged early 20th century conservationists to protect endangered birds. This progressive New York socialite and suffragist-turned-environmentalist became known as a “Joan of Arc” and a “hellcat” in defense of nature. The title of the talk is “The Tie that Binds: Connecting the Women’s Suffrage Movement and Conservation Activism through Rosalie Edge.”

Dyana Furmansky coauthored These American Lands: Parks, Wilderness, and the Public Lands. Her articles on nature and the environment have appeared in the New York Times, American Heritage, Audubon, High Country News, Sierra, Wilderness and many other publications.

This talk is as part of NCTC’s Conservation Lecture Series, which is co-sponsored by The Friends of the NCTC (

For more information, please contact Maria Parisi at 304.876.7728 or or visit

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