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FeaturedConservation Priorities Advanced in 2014 Farm Bill
The long road to a new Farm Bill took a positive turn in early February when President Obama signed it into law. The League’s top priorities – re-establishing the linkage between conservation compliance and crop insurance premium subsidies and protecting native prairie – were included in the final legislation. While the 2014 Farm Bill provided victories that will benefit soil, water, and other natural resources, we need to remain engaged to ensure these victories are not diminished. : : MORE
IWLA Strategic Plan: A Roadmap for the Future
The League engaged members across the country in creating a new strategic plan for the organization. We are pleased to provide you with the final plan, which League delegates approved at our 2013 national convention.
The State – and Fate – of Prairie
Tallgrass prairie is the continent’s most endangered ecosystem. In its place are grain fields that symbolize America’s position as the world’s leader in agricultural productivity. While this land swap started a century and a half ago, it dramatically increased over the past decade, and we are now left to wonder whether such a land-use trade — so much prairie for so much corn and soybeans — has been worth it.
Conservation Currents March 2014
IN THIS ISSUE: Last Call for Chapter Award Nominations * March Webinar Series: "Youth in the Outdoors" * IWLA National Convention Keynote Speaker Announced * Izaak Walton League Makes a Splash with the Army Corps * Farm Bill Battles Still To Be Fought; March 12 Webinar Highlights Challenges Ahead * Preserving Wilderness Values in South Dakota Grasslands * Clean Water Rule Coming Soon? * Sportsmen Bill on the Move * Last Chance for IWLA Scholarships – Deadline April 1 * IWLA in the News
Outdoor America 2013, Issue 4
IN THIS ISSUE: Theodore Roosevelt and the Hunt That Changed America * The State – and Fate – of Prairie * Youth Activity: Stream Creature Construction * The Kankakee River and Its Lost Marsh * A Shot Too Far? * Conservation in Controversial Times
IWLA Conservation Policies
This guide summarizes official positions developed by the Izaak Walton League over more than 90 years of work on conservation issues.
IWLA National Awards Nominations
Volunteers are the heart of the Izaak Walton League. Recognize the outstanding volunteers in your chapter – and the outstanding work you have done over the past year. It's quick and easy. And you deserve to be recognized! Deadlines: March 15 and June 1.
Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day: September 27, 2014
Hunt. Shoot. Fish. Share the pride! National Hunting and Fishing Day events provide opportunities for people across the country to learn more about outdoor skills and conservation. This grassroots campaign promotes the traditions of hunting and angling and the many conservation benefits they provide for all Americans.
Conservation's Future: Why We Must Re-Connect Children to Nature
Childhood play in natural settings is the most common influence on life-long conservation values. So it is vital that we find ways to restore the bonds between children and nature! Izaak Walton League chapters can and must play a part in this effort.
Engaging Youth in the Outdoors
Part two of our webinar series, based on the "Engaging Youth in the Outdoors" chapter manual, provides practical how-to advice for your youth program, from activity ideas to the nuts and bolts of program management.
H2O Summit (Montgomery County, MD)
The H2O Summit is a free event featuring educational workshops and a fun-filled, family-friendly expo and festival. IWLA Clean Water Program Director Leah Miller is one of the workshop presenters!
Youth Programs That Work
In our final webinar in the series, we will delve deeper into what makes a successful youth program, learning from the successes of League chapters across the country.
Coal Ash Threats to Wildlife
Coal ash, America's second largest industrial waste stream, is polluting waterways and wildlife habitat across the country. Join the Izaak Walton League and Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy for a webinar exploring coal ash threats to fish and wildlife.
2014 IWLA National Convention
Don’t miss the Ike event of the year! Share “what works” with chapters from across the country, hear about current conservation issues, and have a little fun.