Rosalie Edge

  • Rosalie Edge was an activist in the National Audubon Society and chaired the Society’s Emergency Conservation Committee for three decades. She actively criticized the predator control policies of the federal government, and vigorously opposed the practices of baiting and the use of live decoys in waterfowl hunting. In 1934, Edge obtained a lease on Hawk Mountain, Pennsylvania, which had been the site of the slaughter of thousands of migratory birds of prey. This action led to the establishment of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association for which she was its’ President until her death in 1962.