Bugging Out on Stream Monitoring

There are countless ways to assess the health of a stream. The Izaak Walton League finds sampling benthic aquatic macroinvertebrates to be an accurate indicator of stream health – one that any citizen scientist can tackle. Much as foresters judge a forest by its diversity of trees, we judge streams by the diversity of life within it.

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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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​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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