​Conservation

Clean Water Rule: Still Fighting For It One Year Later

One year ago, the Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took an incredibly positive step to restore Clean Water Act protections for streams, wetlands, and others waters by finalizing what has come to be known as the Clean Water Rule. Although getting the rule across the goal line was a major achievement, the game’s not over yet.

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National Report Shows Only 2% of Streams and Rivers Effectively Tested for Water Quality – and Half Don’t Meet State Water Quality Standards

Every American has the right to know whether the streams and rivers running through their backyards and neighborhood parks are safe for their kids to play in or dogs to splash through. But the Izaak Walton League found that state water quality monitoring in streams across the country is haphazard and limited, leaving Americans in the dark about the health of local waters – and potentially leaving pollution undetected.

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Overview of President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Request

Last month, the Obama Administration submitted its budget request for the next fiscal year to Congress. In areas affecting conservation, outdoor recreation, and environmental protection, the proposal represents a mixed bag.

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​Outdoor Recreation

Archery Academy at IWLA National Convention

The League is hosting an Archery Academy for instructor certification this July in conjunction with the Archery Trade Association (ATA). This one-day training session will be held on Saturday, July 23 – the day after our national convention – in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

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Celebrating the Centennial of our National Park Service

Our national park system is much more than a pretty face. From national monuments and urban getaways to the places where America was born, national parks protect our past and provide the historical context to help us find our best future. The National Park Service is entrusted with preserving these special places for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of all Americans.

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Competition in Hunting: Just Say No

The effects of competition in hunting are varied and affect both prey animals and hunters themselves.

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