The Conservation Stewardship Program is Great. Here Are Five Ways It Can Be Better.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is conducting a “refresh” of the Conservation Stewardship Program – a total makeover. Sure, makeovers can go horribly wrong , but we’re looking at this as an opportunity to make much-needed changes to a great program. Here are five ways we think the program can be stronger and work better for farmers and conservationists alike.

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Discovery of Zebra Mussels in Lewis and Clark Lake a Major Disappointment

The report that a reproducing population of zebra mussels is in Lewis and Clark Lake was tough to hear. Every year, the League and other groups talk with boaters and anglers about preventing the spread of invasive species.

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League Awarded South Dakota Community Foundation Grant for Missouri River Initiative

The South Dakota Community Foundation awarded the Izaak Walton League a $10,000 grant from their Community Innovation Grant Program for the League’s Missouri River Initiative to fund a two-year public awareness pilot project.

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​Outdoor Recreation

Congress Must Act Now To Reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund

The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is one of our nation’s greatest conservation programs. Congress created the Fund in 1965 to provide outdoor recreation for all Americans and to conserve critical cultural and natural resources. The Izaak Walton League was part of the team that recommended such a fund, and we urge Congress to continue to support its goals.

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How We Pay for Public Lands (and where can I go turkey hunting?)

The Land and Water Conservation Fund is one of the most popular and successful conservation programs in history – and it’s set to expire at the end of September. However, our U.S. Senators and Representatives can’t seem to get on the same page long enough to reauthorize it.

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Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day: September 26, 2015

Hunt. Shoot. Fish. Share the pride! The Izaak Walton League is a proud sponsor of National Hunting and Fishing Day, when local events across the country provide opportunities to share our passions for conservation and the outdoors.

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