The Conservation Lecture Series at NCTC
Writers, Scientists, Filmmakers, Conservationists, Historians Speak to the Public at NCTC


The National Conservation Training Center invites prominent conservationists, writers, historians, scientists, filmmakers, and educators to discuss their work to a broad and interested public. All talks are held at the Byrd Auditorium at the National Conservation Training Center.  No tickets or reservations are required, the public is encouraged to attend. If you would like more information on the speaker series contact: Mark Madison, 304-876-7276, These talks are co-sponsored by The Friends of the NCTC.





40 Years from the Brink of Extinction: America's Bald Eagle

John Chaney, Photographer, Author

Monday July 25, 2016 at 7:00pm


Byrd Auditorium

National Conservation Training Center

Shepherdstown, WV 25443

Free, Open to the Public, No Tickets or Reservations Required. For more information contact Mark Madiosn, or 304 876-7276

American bald eagles and their fight for survival ignited passion in award-winning photographer John D. Chaney. He began documenting America's national bird for future generations when he learned in college that the bald eagle might become extinct. A few years later in 1976 the bald eagle was added to the Endangered Species list. His passion grew year after year as he captured more interesting photographs and finally witnessed first-hand the resurgence of our symbol of freedom. Chaney's images in 40 Years from the Brink of Extinction pay tribute to the eagles' survival and the people who helped them. This large-format hardcover features 63 beautiful photographs of the majestic eagles in their natural habitat, interspersed with interesting facts he learned on his journey. This talk is co-sponsored by The Friends of NCTC.


Linda Lear--Author, Biographer

"Rachel Carson and Beatrix Potter"

September TBD 7:00pm

Byrd Auditorium

National Conservation Training Center

698 Conservation Way

Shepherdstown, WV 25443




The 14th Annual American Conservation Film Festival

46 Films, Filmmakers, Speakers

October 21-23, 2016

Shepherdstown, WV