Conservation History Journal Call for Articles
Theme: The Role of Sportsmen in Conservation
NCTC is calling for stories—from employees, partners, and retirees—for the third issue of Conservation History Journal, first published in 2008 and again in 2010. The theme for this issue is the role of hunters, anglers, birders, hikers, kayakers, and other sportsmen and recreationists in the American conservation movement. We welcome your stories, photos, historical research, or anecdotes about enjoying our fish and wildlife resources. Share your passion for outdoor sports and how it connects to conservation at your field site or beyond. Your personal reflections are often our best hidden histories.
Send your intent-to-submit email to email@example.com by March 5, and text (500-1500 words) with 1 to 4 high quality photos for consideration, to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1. Questions? Contact Maria via email or at 304.876.7728.
The National Conservation Training Center Museum and Archives houses films, photos, and documents chronicling the rich heritage of wildlife conservation. A changing museum and state of the art research archive help the public, researchers and professional conervationists better understand the rich history of American wildlife conservation.
Conservationists in Action
The National Conservation Training Center invites prominent conservationists, writers, historians, scientists, filmmakers, and educators to discuss their work to a broad and interested public.
The Conservation History Podcast
History comes alive as authors, scientists, and historians talk about conservation history.
Rachel Carson Biographer Linda Lear to speak on Carson and Beatrix Potter "Two Victorian Rebels" Tuesday September 27, 2016 at 7:00pm
Linda Lear is an environmental historian and the author of two prize-winning biographies: Rachel Carson: Witness for Nature (2009) and Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature (2007). Dr. Lear is a noted scholar on Rachel Carson, having written the introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and edited an anthology of Carson's unpublished writing, Lost Woods: The Discovered Writing of Rachel Carson, in addition to her biography of Carson, which has been called definitive. Booklist said that her biography of Beatrix Potter was a “meticulously researched and brilliantly re-created life.”
Dr. Lear holds a PhD.in history from George Washington University. She has served as a Senior Smithsonian Research Associate, a Beinecke Fellow, Research Professor of Environmental History at George Washington University and Senior Research Scholar in History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and as a consultant to Public Broadcasting Service’s “American Experience.”. She is Senior Fellow of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives at Connecticut College where she is a Trustee Emeritus.
The presentation is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. It is part of The Conservation Lecture Series held at the National Conservation Training Center. For more information please contact Mark Madison at (304) 876-7276 or email@example.com or visit http://nctc.fws.gov/history/publiclectures.html
The American Conservation Film Festival, Fall 2018
Ask the Historian
Have a question about the history of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or wildlife conservation. The FWS Historian, Mark Madison, will try to answer your question.