Izaak Walton League Publications

Outdoor America Spring 2011 (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:

Trade Wars (PDF link)
Will nutrient trading save or spoil our streams? As water quality continues to decline across the country, many states are hoping that nutrient trading programs can deliver on their promise of cleaner waterways.
By Suzanne Teller

Easing Into Conservation
Conservation easements provide a win-win for landowners – tax benefits today and conservation benefits for future generations.
By Bruce Ingram

Damaged Delta
Manmade changes to the Mississippi River are sinking coastal wetlands.
By Dawn Merritt

League Leader
Working With the Land: We can all help protect unique and sensitive landscapes
By Jim Madsen, IWLA National President

Director’s Chair
Conservation Programs at a Crossroads: An updated report on the budget battles in Washington, DC
By David Hoskins, IWLA Executive Director

League Lines
No Refuge for Trash in Great Dismal Swamp * Ikes Camp Earns an “A” for “Awesome!” * Ikes Hit the Target for Membership Growth * Hero of Conservation: Rockville’s Ron Kuipers * Ikes Teach Students About Water Quality * Common Cents: Go Green, Earn Green * Citizen Science: Firefly Watch

Thinking Like a Mountain
Hunters on the Frontlines: Declining numbers of hunters does not bode well for conservation
By Ron Regan, Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Outdoor Ethics
The Rising Cost of Outdoor Recreation: How much is too much for a fishing or hunting license?
By David Hart, Field Editor

Hooks and Bulletins
Young Ikes * Earth Day Poetry Contest * 2012 Farm Bill: Stewardship, Prosperity, and Fairness Events *  Policy Pulse * Reading Room * Spotlight on Grants

Last Stand
America’s Great Outdoors: A call to action for conservation and recreation
By Amy Salzman, White House Council on Environmental Quality

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