Izaak Walton League of America

Outdoor America Spring 2012 (Issue 2)

Outdoor America is the award-winning quarterly magazine of the Izaak Walton League of America. Each issue is filled with entertaining and educational articles about the conservation work of League members. We also provide in-depth coverage of broader conservation issues such as national energy policy, urban sprawl, and wetland loss. To start receiving Outdoor America, become a League member. Here's what you missed in this issue of the magazine:


90 Years of Conservation Success: From the Jazz Age to a World War II (PDF)
By Dawn Merritt

The 2012 Farm Bill: Conserving America’s Future (PDF)
By Brad Redlin, Dawn Merritt, and Scott Kovarovics

Nature Playscapes: Bringing the “Wild” Back to the Child
By Julie Dieguez

2012 IWLA National Convention Preview
Conservation speakers, networking opportunities, small-group workshops, and lots of fun.


League Leader 
Farm Bill, Philosophies, and Farewell: A final column from outgoing National President Jim Madsen
By IWLA National President Jim Madsen

Directors Chair
Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Conservation Leaders: Why we need to engage today’s youth in our favorite outdoor pursuits
By Executive Director David Hoskins

Putting Ethanol in Context * Legacy of the League

League Lines

  • Conservation on the Missouri River: Yankton Area Chapter (South Dakota) and League staff
  • New Trees Conserve Wildlife Habitat and Water Quality: Fredericksburg-Rappahannock Chapter (Virginia)
  • Solar-Powered Conservation: Winchester Chapter (Virginia)

Thinking Like a Mountain
Don’t We Need Baby Trees Too? Birds and other animals that need early successional forests are on the decline.
By David Hart, Field Editor

Hooks & Bulletins
Summer of Paddling * Endowment in Action: Giant Goose Conservation Education Workshop * Policy Pulse

Last Stand
The Missouri River at a Crossroads: League members need to speak up for Missouri River Restoration
By Paul Lepisto, IWLA Missouri River Conservation Coordinator

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