Protecting America’s Dwindling Wetlands

Right now is a critical time for America's wetlands, which provide irreplaceable values for wildlife habitat, recharge groundwater, and filter runoff before it hits our streams and rivers.

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IWLA Disappointed in President’s Conservation Budget Request

Last month, President Trump released his budget request to Congress, highlighting spending priorities of his administration for Fiscal Year 2019. Like last year, his budget proposes debilitating cuts that jeopardize protections for clean air and water, wildlife habitat, and the $887 billion outdoor recreation economy.

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Warming Weather Increases Chloride Threat

The last thing on my mind during February's unseasonably warm days was road salt – that is, until the League launched our Winter Salt Watch. It turns out that the threat to water quality from excess road salt is highest after the weather warms up!

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​Outdoor Recreation

President's Budget Proposal Guts Critical Conservation Programs

The League opposes proposed cuts to programs benefiting conservation, clean air, and clean water – all of which are critical for public health, outdoor recreation, and the U.S. economy.

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Fishing and Clean Water: What We Can Learn From Our Founding Ikes

Our waters may not be as pristine as they once were, but the fish are always biting. Who do I have to thank for these bountiful fish populations? Well, in part I owe thanks to our founding Ikes.

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Saving Wetlands: A History of the Duck Stamp

From the founding of the nation through most of the 20th century, agriculture won out over wetland conservation. Americans turned millions of acres of marshland and floodplains into crop land with little regard for the impact on wildlife. Today, we know that wetlands have value for wildlife conservation and our economy.

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