Outdoor America Summer 2009

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 IWLA 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 the last issue of the magazine:


 FEATURES


Saving a Forest Starts at the (Grass)Roots
Maryland Ikes are working to restore the "mighty giant" of the eastern forests: The American chestnut.
By Meghan Jordan, The American Chestnut Foundation

 


 

2009 National Convention
Hundreds of Ikes gathered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to celebrate milestones, elect League leaders, set League policy -- and have fun!
By IWLA Staff

 

 

 

10 Outdoor Recreation and Activity Ideas for Your Chapter
The sixth in a series of articles to help chapters grow and promote the League's mission.
By Earl Hower and Dawn Mayhew Merritt


COLUMNS 

 

 

 

League Leader

 

An SOS for Community Conservation

 

Environmental activism starts at home.

 

By Mike Williams, National President

 

 

 

Director's Chair

 

A Hike To Remember

 

Life-long appreciation of our natural environment often starts with an adventure.

 

By David Hoskins, IWLA Executive Director

 

 

 

Ike Profile

 

Land Lover

 

Jerry Peckumn (Iowa)

 

By Jason McGarvey

 

 

 

Thinking Like a Mountain

 

Why Preserve Wild Forests

 

Should we turn every last acre of forest into a woodlot to serve human needs? What would we lose if we did?

 

By George Wuerthner

 

 

 

Outdoor Ethics

 

The Non-Native Dilemma

 

Who decides what's good and bad?

 

By David Hart, Field Editor

 

 

 

Last Stand

 

Preserving the Legacy

 

Dedicated funding to help conserve fish, wildlife, and their habitats must be part of our country's response to climate change.

 

By Nancy Lange, IWLA Clean Air Program Coordinator


 

DEPARTMENTS

 

 

 

League Lines

 

Community-based conservation at work

 

 

 

Hooks & Bulletins

 

 

Program & policy news

 
 
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