The National Association of Shooting Ranges (NASR)
The Izaak Walton League holds one of 11 seats on the NASR executive committee. The committee is responsible for developing and implementing an overall strategic plan for commercial and non-profit ranges throughout the country. The plan includes goals for environmental stewardship, community relations, communications, and working with state and federal regulations.
The NASR, a division of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), also has the most comprehensive collection of shooting range resources, publications, and research available to range operators. These are available at discounted membership rates to all IWLA chapters with shooting ranges.
To download a copy of the NASR catalog, visit their Web site at www.rangeinfo.org.
The Public Lands Shooting and Hunting Roundtable
In August, 2006, 40 members of the American Wildlife Conservation Partnership (AWCP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with three federal agencies --the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. The MOU created the Public Lands Shooting and Hunting Roundtable, a group of conservation and shooting organizations that will work with the agencies on shooting and hunting issues involving public lands.
The new roundtable combines the previous efforts of two separate groups, the Public Lands Shooting Sports Roundtable and the Sportsmen's Access Working Group. The League has been involved with both of the previous groups for several years. Other members of the new roundtable include the National Rifle Association, Safari Club, the National Wild Turkey Federation, and the Archery Trade Association.